As the heat of the attack at the Masjid al-Aqsa continued, Israel again intervened with the Palestinians. Israeli police used sound bombs to disperse Palestinians gathered at the Damascus Gate in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem. The Palestinian Red Crescent said 53 people were wounded in the attacks.
Many Palestinians gathered at the Damascus Gate after praying at the Masjid al-Aqsa mosque, where they came to mark the Night of Almighty. As tensions rose in the area, Israeli police responded with sound bombs to Palestinians in the seating area in front of the Damascus Gate.
Israeli police then sprayed water cannons from a vehicle to intervene in social events against Palestinians who had gathered on the street near the Damascus Gate. Tensions remain in the region.
Following the attacks, the Palestinian Red Crescent said 53 people were injured in a brawl between Israeli police and Palestinians in and around Jerusalem.
Occupied East Jerusalem is the scene of tense days due to the threat of forced migration to Palestinians living in the Sheikh Surgeon’s Quarter. Israeli police attacks on the Masjid al-Aqsa mosque also heightened tensions in the holy city. Israeli police responded with sound bombs and rubber bullets to the congregation at the Masjid al-Aqsa mosque during prayers last night. The Palestinian Red Crescent said 205 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli police intervention.