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PA cracks down on protests against Israeli assaults on Al-Aqsa Mosque

Palestinian Authority (PA) security services cracked down on Palestinians who took to the streets of the West Bank city of Tulkarem on Friday in solidarity with Al-Aqsa Mosque, Felesteen newspaper has reported.

Eyewitnesses said that undercover security officers attacked the protestors, who set off from Othman Bin Affan Mosque after the Friday prayer. The officials, it is claimed, tried to confiscate the flags and posters used in the demonstration, but the protestors refused to hand them over, and continued to chant “Allahu Akbar (Allah is the Greatest)”.

The PA security services, the witnesses said, arrested 18 protestors and beat at least 10 others. One man had his leg broken during the incident.

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