Twelve¬†Palestinians were injured with rubber-coated metal bullets and teargas during clashes that broke out, between devotees¬†at Al-Aqsa Mosque and Israeli soldiers, on Sunday at dawn.
Locals who were at the mosque said, according to the PNN, that Israeli forces broke into the mosque releasing¬†teargas and sound bombs¬†on the people, then violently detained one¬†Palestinian and severely assaulted another.
He added that, for the first time, the Magharba gate was opened again for the settlers, which is a first during the last ten days of the holy month of Ramadan.
Al-Aqsa Mosque is frequently¬†subjected to¬†raids¬†by extremist settlers,¬†under the protection of Israeli police, causing anger amongst¬†Palestinians over¬†the historic and Islamic status of the mosque.
Since the start of Ramadan, Israel has revoked the permits to enter Jerusalem for 83,000 Palestinians, due to¬†the Tel Aviv shooting in which four Israelis were¬†killed.
Instead, Palestinian men over 45 years, women were allowed to attend the¬†mosque only on Fridays, and with hourly restrictions.
Today, Israeli forces¬†prevented Jerusalemite men under 30 years of age¬†from entering the mosque.
See 06/23/16¬†PA Foreign Ministry Condemns Ongoing Excavations at al-Aqsa¬†for more info.