On Friday, a Palestinian woman was shot and mildly injured, apparently by shrapnel of a bullet fired by paramilitary Israeli colonizers, in the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) said the woman, 65, was injured in the shoulder near the Al-Qibli Mosque in the Al-Aqsa compound.

WAFA added that the shot came from a house overlooking Al-Aqsa and illegally occupied by the paramilitary colonizers.

Eyewitnesses said the woman was sitting in the courtyard of Al-Aqsa, in an area between the Al-Magharba Gate and the Al-Qibli Mosque.

She was treated at the scene before being moved to the Al-Makassed Hospital in Jerusalem for further treatment and was later taken to an Israeli police station before the Israeli police initiated a probe into the incident.

Also Friday, Israeli soldiers invaded the Bab Ar-Rahma Mosque in Al-Aqsa, forced the worshipers out, and caused serious damage.

Earlier Friday, dozens of colonizers gathered at a few gates of Al-Aqsa Mosque, especially near Bab Al-Qattanin (The Cotton Merchants’ Gate), while Israeli soldiers prevented the Palestinians from entering the area until the colonizers left.