Israeli settlers under Israeli military guard invade Nablus and Al-Aqsa mosques – – IMEMC News
In two separate incidents early Tuesday morning, hundreds of Israeli settlers invaded an area near Nablus which they are attempting to recapture to annex to Israel, while separately dozens of other Israeli settlers invaded Al-Aqsa Mosque. in Jerusalem under strong Israeli military guard. .
In Nablus, four Palestinians were wounded by live ammunition, while dozens more suffered tear gas inhalation during clashes with the Israeli occupation forces when around 1,300 Israeli settlers, accompanied by soldiers, invaded an area east of Nablus.
The Wafa News Agency reported that clashes erupted when hundreds of settlers stormed the mosque east of Nablus.
Four Palestinians were injured by live ammunition in the lower limbs.
They were taken to Rafidya Hospital for treatment. Dozens of other tear gas inhaled. During the clashes, after the Israeli occupation forces fired tear gas canisters.
According to Israeli sources, 1,300 settlers stormed the compound early in the morning, heavily guarded by the Israeli occupation army.
In the second incident, in Jerusalem, dozens of Israeli settlers renewed their provocative forays into the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Tuesday morning from the Bab al-Mughrabi gate, where occupying forces have maintained a presence since they occupied Jerusalem in 1967.
Members of the special units of the Israel Police regularly provide protection to right-wing Israeli settler groups as they tour and attempt to perform prayers and rituals in the mosque.
These settlers have the stated goal of removing the mosque and replacing it with a Jewish synagogue. To this end, they repeatedly invaded the grounds of the mosque, as well as dug underneath in an attempt to make it collapse.
These invasions are often carried out near the building and chapel of Bab al-Rahma on the east side of the blessed mosque.
To facilitate the entry of Jewish Israeli settlers, the Israeli occupation forces are preventing the entry of Muslim worshipers.
The al-Aqsa Mosque is considered the third holiest site in Islam and is a place of pilgrimage for Muslims around the world.