On Sunday, April 3, 2022, 19 Palestinians were injured after being attacked and severely beaten by the Israeli police forces in the east Jerusalem area of Bab al-Amud.
The Palestinian Red Crescent said that its ambulance crews provided medical assistance for 19 Palestinian citizens during the police attack in Bab al-Amud and transferred four of them to a local hospital.
Eyewitnesses affirmed that Israeli police forces stormed Bab al-Amud square and embarked on chasing and assaulting Palestinian young men, adding that several arrests were carried out during the events.
Israeli police later declared the arrest of ten Palestinians in Bab al-Amud square.
The events started initially after Muslim worshippers were exposed to provocative and aggressive practices by police officers as they were leaving the Aqsa Mosque following the nighttime Tarawih prayers.
This was the second day of police violence in the holy city, which is seen as part of Israeli attempts to impose a new fait accompli on the Jerusalemites and prevent their night presence in the areas around the Aqsa Mosque during the holy month of Ramadan.
The tension has been rising high after Israeli foreign minister Yair Lapid toured on Sunday evening the Old City’s Bab al-Amud and the area around it amid heavy presence of police forces.