Tension flared up at Al-Aqsa Mosque on Sunday, October 25, when hundreds of Israeli troops stormed the Islamic holy site, beating worshipers and firing tear-gas shells, rubber-coated bullets and stun grenades.
“They are beating people and desecrating the holy place in utter disregard for civility and human decency,” Adnan al-Husseini, the highest-ranking Muslim Wakf official, told IslamOnline.net.
“They are clamping a siege to the Aqsa Mosque and preventing Muslims from accessing the place.”
According to eyewitnesses, at least 10 Palestinians were injured, some badly, while others suffered tear gas inhalation.
As many as 20 Palestinians were arrested.