Israeli occupation forces fired Wednesday, 4 April 2023 teargas canisters at a number of Palestinian demonstrators mobilizing east of the Gaza Strip to condemn the Israeli brutal attack on the occupied Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque.
IOF stationed across the fence in eastern Gaza fired tear gas canisters at dozens of Palestinian young men on the other side, causing several of them to suffer breathing difficulties.
For the second night in a row, well-armed Israeli forces stormed Al-Qibli Prayer Hall in Al-Aqsa Mosque, attacked worshipers, and targeted them with tear gas canisters.
Palestinian witnesses said Israeli forces used excessive force including stun grenades and tear gas, causing suffocation injuries to the worshippers, and beatings with batons and rifles.
The Palestinian Red Crescent reported that two of 6 injured people were transferred to the hospital. It also said in a statement that Israeli forces prevented its medics from reaching Al-Aqsa.
Tension has already been high in occupied Jerusalem and West Bank for months. There are fears of further violence as the Israeli new far-right government fuels the religious conflict in Al-Aqsa mosque.