An Israeli special unit police officer was reported to have physically assaulted a young Palestinian girl in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, yesterday.WAFA/PNN said that a 10-year-old Palestinian girl was physically assaulted at the Al-Aqsa holy site by an Israeli special unit police officer, after she chanted ‘Allahu Akhbar’ (God is Greatest), in protest of the provocative incursion of illegal Israeli settlers into the compound.

The 10-year-old girl apparently sustained wounds in her legs and received treatment at the scene of the assault.

Tensions have been rising in Jerusalem during Ramadan, and especially on Fridays, as thousands of Israelisoldiers are deployed around the city and inside the mosque compound in order to maintain control over the hundreds of thousands of worshipers pouring into the city for Friday prayers.

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