18-04-2021 12:32 AM Jerusalem Timing

Zionist Forces Nab 7 Palestinians over al-Aqsa Clashes

Zionist Forces Nab 7 Palestinians over al-Aqsa Clashes

Israeli occupation forces have nabbed seven Palestinians on charges of involvement in recent tensions at al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East al-Quds.

Israeli occupation forces have nabbed seven Palestinians on charges of involvement in recent tensions at al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East al-Quds.

Al-Aqsa violenceThe abductions were made on Tuesday with Israeli officials claiming that the captives were involved in Monday's clashes when Palestinians, they alleged, gathered inside a mosque at the site and “threw firebombs and rocks at Israeli forces outside.”

The development comes amid a flare-up of tensions in and around the compound in recent weeks where Israeli forces have been violating Al-Aqsa by storming into it and causing damages and injuries to Palestinian worshipers stationed there.

On Monday, skirmishes broke out in the holy site after the deployment of Israeli soldiers to the area for the Jewish Sukkot holiday.

Also on Sunday, clashes erupted across the compound after Israeli police stormed the holy site and fired rubber-coated steel bullets and stun grenades at Palestinian protesters.

Meanwhile, more clashes were reported on Tuesday between Zionist forces and Palestinian demonstrators protesting cross the occupied West Bank in support of the al-Aqsa Mosque.

According to Palestinian media reports, twelve protesters sustained injuries as Israeli forces attacked a rally near Ramallah.

Israeli forces used tear gas and water cannon, as well as live fire, and rubber-coated steel bullets to disperse the protesters who were angry at Israel's restrictions on prayers in the holy site.

Dozens of youths also suffered tear gas inhalation in the city of Bethlehem as Israeli forces attacked a protest rally near Aida refugee camp.

Furthermore, in the nearby village of Tuqu, a number of schoolchildren inhaled tear gas after Israelis opened fire at a pro-Aqsa demonstration.

Similar skirmishes were also reported in the city of Tulkarem where Israeli forces attacked demonstrators marching to voice solidarity with the al-Aqsa Mosque.