YEMEN Press Agency

More than 200 injured in Israeli attack on worshippers in Al-Aqsa Mosque

SANAA, May 08 (YPA) – Israeli occupation forces on Friday evening launched an  attack on worshippers inside al-Aqsa Mosque, The Palestinian News Agency reported.

“More than 200 injuries were recorded during clashes with the occupying forces at al-Aqsa Mosque, Sheikh Jarrah and Bab al-Amud,” the Palestinian Red Crescent was quoted as saying.

Eighty-eight injuries were taken to hospital.

It added: Among the injuries is a critical head injury to a young man from Nazareth during the citizens’ response to the continued attack of the occupying forces on Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The occupation forces had closed the Alwad road in Old al-Quds (Jerusalem) and prevented residents from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque after sunset.

According to local sources, the occupation closed the road with military barriers and prevented the people coming to break their “Iftar”  at al-Aqsa Mosque from entering through it, and used weapons to intimidate them and force them to leave the place.

Islamic Jihad leader Sheikh Zeyad al-Nakhallah said that “What is happening in al-Quds cannot be tolerated.”

Commenting on the attacks on worshippers at al-Aqsa Mosque and the people of Sheikh Jarrah, Commander Al-Nakhalla stressed that the enemy should expect our response at any moment.