On Friday, April 22, 2022, Israeli police forces stormed in large numbers al-Aqsa Mosque amid heavy fire of tear-gas bombs and rubber bullets.
31 Palestinians were injured by rubber-coated metal bullets, while dozens more suffered from tear-gas inhalation after Israeli police forces brutally attacked Palestinian unarmed worshippers.
The Palestinian Red Crescent Society affirmed that 31 rubber bullet injuries were reported. 14 young men were transferred to the hospital for treatment, two of them in serious condition.
The Society also reported that among the injured was a paramedic, while two journalists were wounded in the Israeli savage assault, including one who was hit with a rubber-coated bullet in his throat.
Medical sources said that 45 people rushed to the Mosque clinic, suffering from different injuries. Most of them were shot in the upper parts of their bodies.
The tension came after a round of violence ignited by Israeli forces and settlers’ almost-daily attacks and raids into Palestinian homes, which resulted in dozens of casualties.
Since the start of the year, 42 Palestinians have been killed by the IOF, 18 of them in April. Six children were among the reported victims.