Creating new perspectives since 2009

Palestinian worshippers call for help after settlers storm Al Aqsa Mosque

February 28, 2014 at 10:47 am

Worshippers in Al-Aqsa Mosque made distress calls via loudspeakers after Jewish extremists stormed into the mosque through the Maghrabi Gate, with the protection of the Occupation forces.

Eyewitnesses told Al Quds Press, “The worshippers stood against the Jewish groups, and clashes took place between them on the one hand and settlers and Occupation Forces on the other, which led to a number of casualties among the people praying in the Mosque, including some elderly. The Occupation Forces refuse to allow medical teams to enter the mosque to provide necessary medical help to the wounded.”

Palestinian sources reported that the Israeli Occupation Forces fired tear gas bombs and rubber-coated metal bullets at worshippers in Al-Aqsa Mosque, and arrested a number of them

And they pointed out that the Israeli Occupation Forces have closed the doors of Al-Aqsa Mosque and are preventing the entry of Muslims into it. They are also surrounding a side of the mosque and holding worshipers in custody, including Sheikh Abdul Azim Salhab, and a number of endowments workers.

According to Palestinian sources, there are 11 wounded worshipers, and 15 Palestinians were arrested from inside Al-Aqsa mosque. Jewish extremist groups, including a group called “The Temple Mount Faithful,” called on supporters to gather in the Al Buraq area in preparation for the invasion and the storming into Al-Aqsa mosque to commemorate “Sekerot” — or the “rise of Abraham to the Temple Mount” — and to perform Talmudic rituals.