In yet another act of aggression against Palestinians, the Israeli regime’s forces have violently attacked Palestinian citizens, including women, commemorating the birthday anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) near the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied Old City of al-Quds.
The violence broke out late on Saturday after the Israeli soldiers attempted to disrupt the celebrations, with the Palestinian media reporting that a number of Palestinians had sustained various bruises and unspecified others had been arrested amid strict measures imposed by the occupying regime in the city.
The reports said the occupation forces stormed Bab al-Amoud, also known as Damascus Gate, in the city of al-Quds and assaulted Palestinian citizens, including women, who had gathered to watch the celebrations marking the Prophet’s birthday anniversary.
The Israeli forces also attacks Palestinians in the Bab Al-Sahira area, which is one of the historical gates of the occupied city.
The Tel Aviv regime has recently ramped up incursions into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied Old City of al-Quds, with the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas warning that such infringements upon the holy site could lead to “explosions” in the region.
Israeli forces have also been conducting overnight raids and killings in the northern occupied West Bank, mainly in the cities of Jenin and Nablus, where new groups of Palestinian resistance fighters have been formed.
Earlier on Saturday, Israeli forces killed two Palestinian teenagers and injured nearly a dozen others during a raid on the northern occupied West Bank, bringing to four the number of people shot dead during the past 24 hours.
According to the Palestinian official Wafa news agency, undercover forces raided the Jenin refugee camp in the morning, before Israeli military vehicles rolled into the camp from multiple directions, sparking confrontations with local residents.
More than 150 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in the Israeli-occupied territories since the start of the year, including 51 in the besieged Gaza Strip during Israel’s three-day onslaught in August.
More than 30 of those killed were either from Jenin or were killed in the Jenin region.