Israel brutalizes worshippers at al-Aqsa

Maureen Clare Murphy Rights and Accountability 5 April 2023

Palestinian worshippers offer tarawih prayers at the al-Aqsa mosque compound on 5 April. Department of Islamic Awqaf in Jerusalem APA images

Israeli police stormed Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque and forcibly removed worshippers from its prayer hall and surrounding yards for the second night in a row late Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Israeli occupation forces raided al-Aqsa mosque and assaulted worshippers in shocking scenes recorded on video and widely shared on social media, generating international condemnation.

Images of Israeli police standing over Palestinians on the ground and beating them with batons and rifle butts during Ramadan were disturbingly similar to events at al-Aqsa that precipitated a major confrontation between Israel and resistance groups in Gaza during May 2021 that rippled throughout historic Palestine.

Apartheid Israel’s forces violently assaulted hundreds of Palestinians worshipping at Al-Aqsa Mosque, electrocuting them and beating them with batons and the butts of their rifles. Israel then denied medical care to the hundreds of injured.#MilitaryEmbargo#SanctionsOnApartheid— BDS movement (@BDSmovement) April 5, 2023

Until apartheid is dismantled Palestinians will continue to face violence and oppression.— Amnesty International (@amnesty) April 5, 2023

Israeli forces raided the al-Aqsa mosque compound late Tuesday – the eve of Passover, a Jewish holiday – following the tarawih evening prayers, evacuating worshippers from the yards of the holy site, according to the Palestinian Center for Human Rights….

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