Israeli police, Palestinians conflict once more at Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem amid heightened tensions

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Israeli police and Palestinians clashed once more Friday morning on the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, a holy website vital to each Jews and Muslims.

The skirmish left greater than two dozen Palestinians injured, two significantly, after some Palestinian youths on the website began throwing rocks at police and setting off fireworks round 4 a.m., based on Israel’s Haaretz. The police responded with rubber bullets and stun grenades. 

No less than 27 had been harm, Haaretz reported, citing the Palestinian Crimson Crescent medical service. 

Israeli police and Palestinians have ceaselessly clashed on the website within the final week regardless of quickly protecting Jews away for the final 10 days of Ramadan to keep away from any provocation, which is a standard apply. 

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Israeli police deploy in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, Friday, April 22, 2022. 

Israeli police deploy within the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Previous Metropolis, Friday, April 22, 2022. 
(AP Picture/Mahmoud Illean)

The incident got here simply hours after Israel focused a number of Hamas websites Thursday morning following a rocket assault intercepted by Israel’s air defenses. One other rocket strike was launched towards Israel on Monday. 

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Almost a yr after the Israel-Palestinian 11-day struggle, tensions have heightened following a collection of lethal assaults in Israel – together with a capturing in Tel Aviv earlier this month by which a Palestinian opened fireplace at a bar, leaving three Israelis useless – and navy operations within the occupied West Financial institution.

Israeli police enter the Al Aqsa Mosque compound where they clashed with Palestinian protesters following early morning prayers in Jerusalem's Old City, Friday, April 22, 2022.

Israeli police enter the Al Aqsa Mosque compound the place they clashed with Palestinian protesters following early morning prayers in Jerusalem’s Previous Metropolis, Friday, April 22, 2022.
(AP Picture/Mahmoud Illean)

Al-Aqsa, referred to as the Temple Mount to Jews, has been linked to earlier violent conflicts.

A Palestinian protester takes cover behind a makeshift shield during clashes with Israeli police at the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, Friday, April 22, 2022. 

A Palestinian protester takes cowl behind a makeshift protect throughout clashes with Israeli police on the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Previous Metropolis, Friday, April 22, 2022. 
((AP Picture/Mahmoud Illean)

A longstanding prohibition on Jews praying on the website has eroded lately, fueling fears amongst Palestinians that Israel plans to take over the location or partition it. Nonetheless, Israel says it’s dedicated to the established order and has blamed Hamas for inciting violence. 

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Tens of hundreds of Muslims are anticipated to wish on the website later Friday for weekly prayers. 

The Related Press contributed to this report. 

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