Days Of Palestine – Jerusalem
Israeli police forces on Friday violently assaulted groups of Palestinian worshipers as they were heading to al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem for the Friday Prayer.
Local sources said the Israeli police physically attacked worshipers near al-Silsila and Asbat Gates, two of al-Aqsa Mosque's main doors, and used stun grenades to disperse them.
One worshiper identified as Yousef al-Sharif was arrested after he was brutally beaten by the police, they added.
Dozens of worshipers had to pray on the streets as they were prevented by the Israeli police from entering al-Aqsa Mosque.
On Friday morning, the Israeli police closed most of al-Aqsa Mosque's doors leaving three gates open only: Hitta, al-Majles and al-Silsila.