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Clashes erupt at Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, over 100 people wounded
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The Xinhua reported, Palestinians clashed with Israeli police forces on Friday (Apr 15) at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, leaving more than 100 people injured.

The Israeli police said in a statement: "Hundreds of rioters participated in the clashes, during which stones were thrown and fireworks launched at police forces."

The statement said that the police "initiated a dialogue, warning the rioters and giving ample opportunities for independent dispersal and cessation of the violent disturbance, with no result."

According to Palestinian health officials, over 100 Palestinians have been injured so far in the clashes, while the Israeli police reported that three officers were lightly wounded.

Israeli security forces take position during clashes with Palestinian demonstrators at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, April 15, 2022.
Israeli security forces take position during clashes with Palestinian demonstrators at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, April 15, 2022.

Thousands of worshippers gathered at the entrance to the holy compound since the early hours of Friday.

According to the report, the tension between Israel and the Palestinians has flared up in the West Bank and East Jerusalem over the past three weeks as the Jewish festival of Passover overlap with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

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The Xinhua noted that last year, clashes in Jerusalem led to an 11-day conflict between Israel and the Gaza Strip.

Source: xinhua