Friday, September 29, 2023
    HomeNewsHuman InterestBREAKING: Clashes break out at Al-Aqsa Mosque after Israel-Hamas ceasefire

    BREAKING: Clashes break out at Al-Aqsa Mosque after Israel-Hamas ceasefire





    JERUSALEM — Israeli security forces used stun grenades and rubber bullets against Palestinians outside the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, where thousands of worshipers had been attending Friday prayers, puncturing a half-day of calm brought on by a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

    A CNN reporter at the mosque compound said dozens of Israeli officers hit journalists with batons and tried to point rifles at them, calling them “liars” when they showed them their press cards.

    The officers moved on to the compound as thousands of worshipers chanted in solidarity with Gaza and with Palestinian residents of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, where some Palestinian families are facing eviction.

    - Advertisement -

    People, including screaming children, were seen fleeing the scene to the sound of stun grenade blasts. The Palestinian Red Crescent said it treated 20 injuries following clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police at the compound. Two people were taken to hospital, while the rest were treated in the field, the aid group said.

    Read Also: Israel-Palestinian cease-fire comes into force *Celebrations on Gaza streets *US President Joe Biden welcomes deal

    The mosque and evictions have been flashpoints in the recent conflict between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas, which according to the Hamas-run health ministry, left 243 Palestinians in Gaza dead, including 66 children, and 12 in Israel — including two children who died from rocket fire, according to the IDF and Israel’s emergency service.

    - Advertisement -

    A ceasefire between Israel and Hamas at 2 a.m. and the streets of Jerusalem and Gaza had been peaceful, albeit lively, for hours, with Palestinians and Arab citizens of Israel celebrating the end of the worst conflict in years.

    Read Also: 

    Crowds in Gaza waved Palestinian flags and shot fireworks, also celebrating Eid Al Fitr belatedly as the conflict with Israel forced Muslims to delay their celebrations marking the end of Ramadan.

    - Advertisement -

    Hundreds of people drove around historically Arab East Jerusalem honking their car horns in celebration, and video footage from social media and television showed similar scenes in other cities, including Umm Al-Fahm in Israel and Ramallah in the West Bank. — CNN

    - Advertisement -

    We Want Your Kind Support

    Reporting the cradle of Islam requires a lot of money. We will not be deterred in our task by bringing to you instant happenings around the world, particularly as it concerns Islam. Keeping all our readers informed and educated is our goal.
    For continued free access to in-depth news and detailed information, kindly consider making a modest donation to this noble cause.
    Help to sustain reportage of Islam all around the globe and ensure everyone gets free access to it at all times.




    AHUON visits NAHCON

    Members of the Association of Hajj and Umrah Operators of Nigeria, AHUON, led by the Board of Trustees, Thursday visited the National Hajj...

    KaabaNews Magazine debuts

    Wike sacks FCT Muslim pilgrims board, 20 others