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Soldiers, Police, Surround Worshipers In Al-Aqsa Mosque

author Wednesday September 25, 2013 17:02author by IMEMC & Agencies Report post

[Wednesday morning September 25, 2013] dozens of undercover soldiers of the Israeli army, followed by soldiers and police officers, invaded the yards of the Al-Aqsa mosque, and surrounded hundreds of worshipers.

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The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported that the worshipers rushed towards the Al-Qebly Mosque, and closed it gates after clashing with extremist Israelis who invaded it through the Al-Magharba Gate.

WAFA added that dozens of police officers evicted the invading extremists through the Chain Gate, and invaded the mosque yards leading to clashes with local worshipers.

The Police then imposed a strict siege on the Al-Qebly mosque, and fired gas bombs and concussion grenades at the residents; scores of worshipers suffocated after inhaling gas fired by the army, and received treatment by local medics.

Despite strict Israeli measures, and dozens of roadblocks, hundreds of Palestinians from Jerusalem, and historic Palestine, have been staying in the mosque for more than two days to counter the planned attacks of Israeli fundamentalists and extremists.

The army imposed tight restrictions on the Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem, especially around the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and prevented, for the second day, all residents below the age of 50 from entering the mosque.

Hundreds of worshipers then decided to hold prayers in the streets and alleys close to the mosque.
Furthermore, hundreds of police officer and soldiers have been deployed in different parts of the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem.

Clashes have also been reported in different parts of the occupied Palestinian city.

category jerusalem | holy sites | news report author email saed at imemc dot org
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