Israeli police fired stun grenades towards Palestinian at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque
Published on May 15, 2021
Israeli police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades towards Palestinians at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque on Friday (May 7) amid growing anger over the potential eviction of Palestinians from homes on land claimed by Jewish settlers.
At least 178 Palestinians and six officers were injured in the night-time clashes at Islam's third-holiest site and around East Jerusalem, Palestinian medics and Israeli police said, as thousands of Palestinians faced off with several hundred Israeli police in riot gear.
Tension has mounted in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, with nightly clashes in East Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah - a neighborhood where numerous Palestinian families face eviction in a long-running legal case.
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