Occupied Jerusalem, MINA – The Israeli occupation forces intensified early Friday military presence across Occupied Jerusalem and cracked down on Palestinian worshipers, on the second day of Holy Ramadan Month.
Israeli forces prevented Palestinian young men from the occupied West Bank and aged below 40 years-old from entering Occupied Jerusalem to perform their Friday prayers at holy al-Aqsa Mosque, PIC reported.
Limited clashes and altercations also broke out at the Qalandiya crossing point as Israeli soldiers came down heavily on Palestinian worshipers.
The Israeli police said in a statement that thousands of troops have been deployed across Occupied Jerusalem and the environs of the Aqsa Mosque.
Israeli patrols also chased down Palestinian youths as they climbed over the walls to reach the Aqsa Mosque. Several youngsters sustained bruises and others were arrested in the process. (R04/RS5)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)