Sporadic violence going on between Israelis and Palestinians is never-ending for weeks. And according to the latest reports, these clashes are taking place in the holy city of Jerusalem. The fight got became horrific on Friday evening, and that more than 200 people were injured.
Palestinians vs Israelis : intense clashes in Al-Aqsa Mosque
Israelis are fighting over removing Palestinians from parts of east Jerusalem. The police tried to confront the crowd of worshippers in Al-Aqsa Mosque. In return, Muslim worshippers threw rocks and chairs after police hurled rubber-coated bullets and stun grenades.
The clash happened after evening prayers in the holy month of Ramadan. More than 205 people had injuries on the site on a Friday evening. Eighty-eight people immediately shifted to the nearby hospitals after getting injured from rubber-coated bullets.
According to the Palestinian red crescent, some videos have captured these horrific incidents. In the video, stun grenades were flying across the noble sanctuary of Muslim worshippers and the temple mount of Jews.
Late evening fights in the Mosque
Horrendous clashes have been going on for weeks over the removal of Palestinian families from east Jerusalem. Several injured families have shifted to the hospital, and some have been threatened for leaving their homes in Jerusalem. Jewish Israelis are playing loud music and songs to protest against Palestinians. More than 20 Jewish Israelis have clashed with police after they did not clear the roadway.
Ten thousand Palestinians gathered on Friday to offer prayers during the holy month of Ramadan. But many stayed behind to fight in the clashes in the core of the city. After the evening meal, clashes broke in Al-Aqsa mosque with fights near Sheikh Jarrah, which is near the oldest city.
“If we don’t stand with this group of people here, (evictions) will (come) to my house, her house, his house and to every Palestinian who lives here,” said protester Bashar Mahmoud, 23, from the nearby Palestinian neighborhood of Issawiya.
Police used water cannons mounted on vehicles to disperse the crowd, which has assembled outside the homes of families facing eviction. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Israel is responsible for the attack in the holy city of Jerusalem. He also requested the UN security council to discuss the issue as soon as possible.