More than 20 injured in Israeli-Palestinian clashes around al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem

More than 20 injured in Israeli-Palestinian clashes around al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem

More than 20 Palestinians and Israelis have been wounded in several incidents in and around Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound, two days after major violence at the flashpoint site.

Early on Sunday morning, police said “hundreds” of Palestinian demonstrators inside the mosque compound started gathering piles of stones, shortly before the arrival of Jewish visitors.

Israeli police said its forces had entered the compound in order to “remove” the demonstrators and “re-establish order”.

The Palestinian Red Crescent said 19 Palestinians were wounded, including at least five who were hospitalised. It said some had been wounded with rubber-coated steel bullets, The Guardian reported.

Early on Sunday morning Jewish worshippers were seen leaving the site protected by heavily armed police.

On Friday morning, police clashed with Palestinians in the al-Aqsa compound, including inside the al-Aqsa mosque, drawing strong condemnation from Muslim countries. Some 150 people were wounded during those clashes.

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