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Israel forces attack Palestinian worshippers leaving Al-Aqsa

In video footage which has circulated on social media, Israeli forces attacked worshippers leaving Al-Aqsa

May 9, 2019 at 11:57 am

Israeli occupation forces attacked worshippers leading the old city through Damascus Gate after performing night prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque last night.

In video footage which has circulated on social media, occupation officers could be seen assaulting Palestinians in the area before sound bombs and tear gas were used to disperse the peaceful crowds.

No injuries were reported.

Mounib Mahdi Abu Assab was arrested from his home in the Old City, with eyewitnesses saying he was taken in for interrogation.

Thousands of Palestinians performed tarawih, night prayers help during the Muslim month of fasting, Ramadan, at Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Tens of thousands of Palestinians are expected to head to Al-Aqsa Mosque tomorrow, on the first Friday of the holy month.

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