Israeli soldiers shot, on Friday at dawn, a young Palestinian man and a woman with rubber-coated steel bullets, and assaulted many others with clubs and batons, following dawn prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem.

Media sources said the soldiers assaulted dozens of worshipers, and fired rubber-coated steel bullets at them, before forcing them out of the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

They added that a young man, and a woman, were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets, before they were rushed to a local hospital.

Furthermore, the soldiers assaulted several Palestinians, distributing warm drinks to the worshipers near Bab Hotta, and abducted a young man, identified as Morad Misk.

The Palestinian Islamic Waqf and Endowment Department in Jerusalem said undercover soldiers invaded the courtyards of Al-Aqsa right after dawn prayers were concluded, and violently assaulted the scholarship.

It denounced the ongoing and escalating Israeli violations against Al-Aqsa Mosque, and all holy sites in Palestine, especially in its occupied capital Jerusalem, and called on the international community to intervene.

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It relayed news, the soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, at least thirteen Palestinians, including one woman and two journalists, from their homes in several parts of occupied East Jerusalem.

In addition, Illegal Israeli colonists, squatting on stolen Palestinian lands, burnt sections of a mosque in Sharafat Palestinian village, southwest of Jerusalem, after infiltrating into the village at dawn.