Middle East: Clashes in Jerusalem Square – 10 injured

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Clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police injured about 10 Palestinians this morning in and around Jerusalem Square, the third holiest site of Islam to be the scene of violent clashes on Friday.

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Early this morning, “hundreds” of Palestinian protesters began collecting “stones” in the square shortly before the arrival of Jews, who can visit this site, considered the holiest of Judaism, at certain times and under certain conditions. announced the police.

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Israeli order forces entered the mosques square to “replicate” these protesters and to “restore order”, the police clarified, while eyewitnesses and members of the immediate help services made it known that about 10 Palestinians were injured in these conflicts .

“Our teams treated a dozen wounded in connection with the events in Mosque Square. Eight people were injured in the police raid and two others by rubber-coated bullets,” the Palestinian Red Crescent said in a statement.

Three of the injured were taken to hospital, members of the ambulance service said. A team from the French Agency, located at the exit of the square, saw ambulances rushing to the scene.

In another incident, this time on the outskirts of the Old City, east of Jerusalem, which has been occupied by Israel since 1967, Palestinians hurled stones at tourist buses, slightly injuring five Israelis, according to Israeli media. the police, who announced that they had arrested two Palestinians.

These episodes take place while today they take place in the Old City of Jerusalem, a crossroads of the three monotheistic religions, the service of the Catholic Easter, the prayers for the Jewish Passover, as well as those for the Muslim month of Ramadan.

On Friday morning, after weeks of tensions associated with attacks made by two Palestinians in the Tel Aviv region and Israeli “anti-terrorist” businesses in the occupied West Bank, conflicts had broken down between the police and protesters in the Mosque Square, where they are located the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Israeli forces entered the al-Aqsa Mosque during the clashes, which injured more than 150 Palestinians and resulted in strong condemnation from Muslim countries.

The UN had called for “de-escalation.

Source: Capital

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