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Israeli forces raid al-Aqsa mosque
« on: February 07, 2014, 01:15:20 PM »
Via al Jazeera:

Clashes have erupted between Israeli forces and worshippers at the al-Aqsa mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem after noon prayers.

Israeli forces raided the mosque compound and fired stun grenades on Friday, while dozens of worshipers threw stones and chanted: "We sacrifice our blood and souls for you Aqsa".

One man was wounded and treated inside the mosque compound.

The imam of the mosque, Mohamed Hussian, condemned the violence at one of Islam's holiest sites - known to Jews as Temple Mount.
Israeli police said they responded after stones were thrown at them [Reuters]

"It is a clear violation which is rejected by all the religions and the international laws," he said.

"It is a violation against al-Aqsa mosque and the Israeli authorities are responsible, because they order their soldiers to raid the mosque violently, they are responsible for all what is happening in Al-Aqsa mosque."

Israeli police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld said police had responded after stones were thrown at them.

"After the Friday prayers on the Temple Mount there were stones that were thrown by number of asked Palestinians toward police officers that were located at the Mughrabi area which is just outside the Temple Mount," he said

"Israeli police units responded by using stun grenades and entering inside the Temple Mount area, immediately we made sure that we dispersed all the rioters."

Rosenfeld said police had arrested seven people during the two-hour operation.

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Re: Israeli forces raid al-Aqsa mosque
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2014, 06:30:29 PM »
What a mess .... 

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