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More than 150 injured and more than 400 arrested in Jerusalem after riots

After nearly six hours of violent confrontations between Palestinians and Israeli police in the early hours of Friday morning, about 50,000 Palestinians gathered at lunchtime at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem to pray. Then things went smoothly.

confrontation between Early on Friday morning, the Palestinians and the police began calling the dawn prayer and forcing the occupation police into the mosque itself after the Palestinians began throwing stones and barricaded themselves inside the mosque.

“It was the Israeli army that decided to attack the mosque,” Mustafa Barghouti, a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council told CNN.

According to Barghouti, one must The Palestinian News Agency reported that among the wounded, one of the wounded lost one eye, and several others sustained serious head injuries Even though.

For his part, Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid described the riots as “unacceptable” and blamed what happened to Palestinian youths who started throwing rocks and firecrackers at the Israeli police and army.

Lapid wrote that “the riots that took place this morning on the Temple Mount are unacceptable and go against the spirit of the religions we believe in.” Twitter.

No less than 152 Palestinians Three policemen were wounded, and an Israeli was wounded Ha’aretz It is described as the largest escalation in Jerusalem since the beginning of Ramadan. He writes that about 400 Palestinians were arrested in connection with the operation Times of Israel.

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