On Monday, April 18, 2022, the Israeli police forces stormed the al-Aqsa Mosque and forced Muslim worshipers to leave its courtyards and routes as groups of Jewish settlers started their provocative tours at the Islamic holy site.
Dozens of police officers stormed the Mosque’s courtyards and plateaus, occupied the rooftop of the Qibli prayer building and embarked on pushing and shoving Palestinian citizens to force them to leave the holy site and make way for settlers who were walking around.
Police forces fired rubber bullets at Palestinian young men at the Mosque and forced ambulance paramedics to stay away from the Qibli prayer building.
Police officers also harassed and roughly shoved Palestinian women outside the Mosque’s Dome of the Rock prayer building.
Israeli police forces renewed attacks on Palestinian worshipers at al-Aqsa for the second day in a raw in an attempt to force them out.
Dozens of Jewish settlers desecrated the al-Aqsa Mosque’s courtyards on the morning, and carried out provocative tours and Talmudic rituals under heavy police protection.
IOF Shuts Down Ibrahimi Mosque
The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) closed the Ibrahimi Mosque, in Hebron, in face of the Palestinian worshipers to pave the way for groups of settlers’ entry into the holy site.
The Hebron Endowments Directorate said that the Israeli closure for the Mosque will last for two days.
The Directorate condemned the Israeli move as a violation to the freedom of worship guaranteed in all international laws and norms.