Palestinians clash with Israeli police in Jerusalem sanctuary, 152 injured and hundreds arrested

Palestinian and Israeli police clashed at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem on Friday, and thousands of people gathered for prayer during the Islamic month of Ramadan. Medical personnel said more than 150 Palestinians were injured.

In a statement, Israeli police said that after the Ramadan morning prayer, hundreds of Palestinians were in their army and crushers towards the Jewish prayer area near the west wall of the old town. Said he threw a stone.

Police then entered the Al-Aqsa compound, “pushing back (dispersing the crowd) and allowing the rest of the worshipers to safely leave the place,” said three police officers “a large stone. He added that he was injured in the “throw” and two were injured. Evacuated from the scene for treatment.

Palestine Red Crescent Emergency Services said they had treated 152 people, many of whom were injured with rubber-coated bullets and grenades.

A spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said in a tweet that police had detained hundreds of Palestinians.

“We are working to regain calm in Temple Mount and across Israel. In addition, we are prepared for every scenario and security forces are ready for every mission,” Bennett said. I am saying.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.