Israeli forces clash with Palestinian worshipers in al-Aqsa
Tehran (KNA) - Israeli police have clashed with Palestinian Muslim worshipers in the al-Aqsa Mosque compound on the start of Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) festivities.
Violence erupted on Sunday morning after Israeli policemen fired stun grenades and tear gas at the Palestinians who had finished their Eid prayers.
The Palestinian Red Crescent said that at least 14 worshipers had been injured in the clashes inside the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, which lies in the Old City of Jerusalem al-Quds.
Lebanese TV channel al-Manar reported that Grand Mufti of Jerusalem al-Quds Sheikh Muhammad Hussein was among those injured.
At least four Israeli officers had also been lightly to moderately wounded.
The Israeli forces also arrested a number of Palestinian worshipers.
Israelis had been barred from entering the holy site to observe the fasting and mourning day of Tisha B’Av, which coincided with Eid al-Adha this year.