Over 200 Injured As Palestinian/ Israeli Forces Clash At Al Aqsa Mosque

 Over 200 Injured As Palestinian/ Israeli Forces Clash At Al Aqsa Mosque

There have been clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police outside the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, ahead of a planned Jewish nationalist march.

In the clashes which come amid soaring tensions in the city, more than 200 people were injured, as crowds threw stones and officers fired stun grenades in response.

The Jewish Nationalist march marks Israel’s capture of East Jerusalem, home to the Old City and its holy sites, in 1967, and usually sees hundreds of flag-waving Israeli youth make their way through Muslim areas, chanting and singing patriotic songs.

The march, which is taking place in the final days of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, is regarded by many Palestinians as a deliberate provocation.

The latest violence follows days of clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police in the nearby Sheikh Jarrah district of East Jerusalem.

The UN Security Council will meet today to discuss the situation.

TINU

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