Prior to the flag march, Israeli police surrounded Palestinians at Al-Aqsa Mosque

ISLAMABAD, May 30 (Alliance News): Hundreds of Jews marched through the heart of the ancient city to the holy site before the controversial Jewish nationalist march, where Israeli police encountered Palestinians in the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem.

According to the foreign media’, an annual procession and celebration was held during the occupation of the ancient city of Israel during the 1967 Middle East war, in which thousands of participants chanted slogans in the narrow streets of Stone.

The Palestinian group warned that the flag-waving parade of Muslims in the city could be reminiscent of their decades-old conflict with Israel, which has been a source of tension in the city for weeks.

Hours before the procession began, the police detained Palestinians in the premises of the mosque al -Aqsa because Jewish visitors come daily in the premises, whose Muslims and Jews all respect.

According to the Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera, Israeli forces occupied the roof of the prayer hall on Sunday morning and surrounded the worshipers so that the settlers could be provided a route without any resistance.

Al Jazeera journalist Najwan Sumri said that the Israelis had stopped Palestinian journalists and photographers from going to Al-Aqsa Mosque and threatened to arrest them.

Rubber bullets were also fired at Palestinian protesters in the corridor to disperse them, with 10 reportedly injured.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society said that the settlers also attacked the ambulance in the city while it was trying to reach the wounded in the neighborhood of Al-Wad.

The report added that Palestinians set off fireworks and threw stones at police, in response to which grenades were hurled at them.

Among the Jewish pilgrims, about a dozen young men dressed in religious garb, smiled and sang, turned to the protesters and clapped, while other Jews were seen holding Israeli flags.

The Islamist group Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, has strongly condemned, saying online footage showed Jews worshiping at the site, protesting against the long-standing ban.

Senior Hamas official Bassim Naeem told Reuters that the Israeli government would be held fully responsible for the consequences of all irresponsible policies.

In recent years, Hamas has presented itself as a supporter of Muslims in occupied Jerusalem.

Hamas fired rockets at an Israeli nationalist march a few weeks after the Palestinians were evicted from their city last year, sparking an 11-day war that killed at least 250 Palestinians and 13 Israelis in Gaza.

Despite the coalition’s rethinking of the march, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett rejected the proposal.

His office said in a statement on Friday that the flag parade would be held as planned, while the situation would be reviewed on a regular basis.

The people of Israel consider the whole of Prussia an eternal and indivisible capital, while the Palestinians see the eastern part as the future of their capital.

For Palestinians, Sunday’s march is one of the few places in the city that is being insulted and violated, which is increasingly being affected by Jewish development and resettlement.

Clashes broke out between Palestinians and Israeli police on the grounds of Al-Aqsa Mosque (April) during the month of Ramadan, with Muslims expressing outrage at the growing number of Jewish pilgrims surrounding the mosque.

Two weeks ago, the last rites of Al Jazeera journalist Shirin Abu Aqila were performed. She was killed during an Israeli army operation in the West Bank.

Al-Aqsa Mosque is the third holiest mosque for Muslims, revered by Jews because of the Temple Mount.

Sunday’s procession is to end at the Western Wall, where there is a synagogue under the Al-Aqsa Mosque.


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