Hundreds of Israeli settlers stormed Friday, May 19, 2023, the Bab Al-Sahira area in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem, and the vicinity of a number of the gates of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, under the protection of the Israeli occupation forces.
Local sources reported that hundreds of settlers stormed the vicinity of Bab Al-Sahira in the form of a provocative march, chanting racist slogans against Palestinians and Arabs, under the protection of the occupation forces.
Israeli settlers also stormed the vicinity of the Lions’ Gate, and attacked Palestinian citizens who were going to pray in the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, with the help of Israeli forces who fired toxic gas and sound bombs, wounding a number of Palestinian citizens.
Moreover, Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian citizens’ vehicles in the area and smashed the windows of several of them.
Tension has mounted in the occupied territories following the thousands of Israeli supremacists’ Flag March, which took place in occupied Jerusalem’s Old City.
Various Israeli officials, including National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir, Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich and Transportation Minister Miri Regev, participated in the controversial ‘Flag March’, according to media reports.