Today 8 October 2022 marked the 32nd anniversary of the first massacre of Al-Aqsa Mosque when Israeli occupation forces opened fire directly toward the Palestinians at Al-Aqsa Mosque courtyards and claimed the lives of 21 Palestinians.
On Monday, 8 October 1990 colonial Israeli settlers of the so-called “Temple Mount” group tried to lay the foundation stone for the alleged Third Temple in the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque. Thousands of Palestinian worshipers stood up to defend Alaqsa mosque and confronted the settlers.
Israeli occupation forces intervened and opened fire indiscriminately toward the Palestinian worshipers in Al-Aqsa Mosque mosque, murdering 21 Palestinians, injuring more than 200 others, and arresting about 270 others.
Half an hour before the Israeli massacre, Israeli occupation troops set up military checkpoints on all roads leading to Al-Aqsa Mosque to prevent Palestinian worshipers from reaching the site whereas the worshipers had gathered in the mosque hours before that time in response to the calls made from inside the mosque.
Israeli military soldiers deployed in Al-Aqsa Mosque courtyards and prevented the medical crews’ evacuation of the Palestinian bodies until six hours after the start of the massacre.
A few days before the massacre, the Israeli occupation called on the colonial Israeli settlers to participate in a rally at Al-Aqsa Mosque. This was followed by a statement by the extremist Israeli settler Gershon Salmon in which he said:
“The Jews must renew their deep relations with the holy region
The 21 Palestinians massacred by Israeli occupation forces in October 1990
Burhan El-Din Abdel-Rahman Kashour 19
Ayman Mohi El-Din Ali Al-Shami 18
Ibrahim Muhammad Ali Farhat Idkidik 16
Ibrahim Abdel-Qader Ibrahim Ghorab 31
Izz El-Din Jihad Al-Yasini 15
Majdi Abed Abu Sneina 17
Maryam Hussein Zahran Khatib 52
Fawzi Saeed Ismail al-sheik 63
Nimr Ibrahim Al-Dweik 24
Rebhi Hussein Al-Amouri Al-Rajbi 61
Muhammad Aref Yassin Abu Sneina 30
Fayez Hussein Hosni Abu Sneina 18
Majdi Nazmi Misbah Abu Sobeih 17
Abdul Karim Muhammad Warad Zaatreh 40
Jado Muhammad Rajeh Zahida 24
Musa Abdulhadi Murshid Al-Suwaiti 27
Salim Ahmed Badri Al-Khalidi 24
Adnan Khalaf Shteiwi Janadi 28
Naglaa Saad Al-Din Siam 70
Youssef Abu Sunina
Abd Muhammad Miqdad