The Israeli occupation forces and police’s storming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and using excessive force against Palestinian worshipers at Friday dawn is reprehensible, Europeans for al-Quds Organization said in a statement.
A large number of Israeli police stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the Dung Gate at dawn today, claiming that a number of worshipers gathered after the Dawn Prayer and chanted slogans in which they pledged to protect the Al-Aqsa Mosque from any possible attacks.
The Israeli forces used stun grenades, tear gas canisters and rubber bullets extensively against the worshipers, as confrontations erupted between Palestinian youths and the Israeli forces.
The forces took over the roofs of some buildings and surrounded the Al-Qibli Mosque, surrounded the worshipers inside it, smashed its windows, and fired tear gas canisters at the worshipers.
As of 7:30 a.m., more than 70 Palestinians were injured and the numbers are likely to rise dramatically as confrontations continue.
The Israeli government is fully responsible for provoking all Muslims in world with it assaults in the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque.
These events might have some dangerous repercussions and require the entire world to act urgently to curb the Israeli attacks. The Chairman of Europeans for al-Quds, Mohammad Hannoun, said: “The repeated Israeli attacks on the Al-Aqsa Mosque is nothing but an attempt to impose the Israeli hegemony on the mosque and undermine the existing fait accompli.”