Fierce confrontations have broken out in the early hours of Tuesday in many parts of occupied Jerusalem after Zionist settlers opened a synagogue next to Al Aqsa Mosque and declared their intention to lay the foundation stone of the so-called third temple.
Some of the fiercest clashes erupted between young Palestinians and the Israeli occupation forces on the outskirts of the Issawiya village, as stones were hurled at the occupation forces who responded with tear gas canisters, stun grenades and live bullets. There are reports of many casualties.
Young Palestinians set fire to tyres and hundreds gathered in the Wadi Al Joz and Al Tur districts in Jerusalem in an attempt to enter Al Aqsa Mosque. They were attacked and prevented by the occupation forces from approaching the mosque.