Israeli attack on al-Aqsa after ceasefire declared – Israeli police wounded 20 Palestinians outside Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque following a ceasefire with Hamas, sparking outrage in many countries.
Israeli attack on al-Aqsa after ceasefire declared
The clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police came hours after a ceasefire was implemented in Gaza.
Outside Al-Aqsa, hundreds of Palestinians demonstrated, raising the Palestinian flag and the flag of the resistance group Hamas.
They then attempted to move into the Old City area, but Israeli police removed them with stun grenades and gas bombs.
The clashes subsided after about an hour, and the Israeli police retreated to their position at the entrance to the compound. According to paramedics, 20 Palestinians were injured and two were taken to hospital for treatment.
Turkey condemned Friday’s attack on Palestinian worshippers, saying Israel’s “hypocrisy and deceit” continued and that “atrocities that restrict freedom of belief and religion must stop.
According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, the death toll from Israel’s attacks on the Gaza Strip has risen to 243, including 66 children and 39 women.
The Egyptian-brokered ceasefire came after 11 days of Israeli airstrikes on Palestinian settlements.
Israeli forces have been conducting airstrikes in the Gaza Strip since May 10, destroying homes, hospitals, and educational facilities.