Israeli forces storm Al-Aqsa, assaulting worshipers and making arrests

AMMAN — Israeli occupation forces stormed the Al-Qibli prayer hall in Al-Aqsa Mosque on Wednesday evening, assaulting worshipers and those performing i'tikaf with stun grenades, tear gas, and rubber bullets. اضافة اعلان

This violent incursion aimed to prevent worshipers from carrying out their i'tikaf rituals in the mosque and resulted in several cases of suffocation among the affected individuals, according to the Palestinian News Agency, Wafa.

Hundreds of Palestinians tried to flock to Al-Aqsa Mosque, but the Israeli occupation forces prevented them from entering, and only 20,000 people performed the evening and Tarawih prayers, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.

Israeli forces arrested over 450 worshippers during the incursion.

Foreign Ministry responseIn response to these events, Jordan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates issued a warning, stating that the continuous Israeli police attacks on worshipers and the attempts to alter the historical and legal status quo of the Al-Aqsa Mosque represent a dangerous escalation and a violation of international law.

The ministry's spokesperson, Sinan Al-Majali, emphasized that Israel “bears full responsibility for the severe consequences of this escalation”, which only serves to intensify the situation and risks sparking further violence.

Majali called upon the international community to assume its responsibilities and take immediate action to halt the Israeli attacks on the holy site and protect the sacred rights of worshipers. He further stressed that the Al-Aqsa Mosque, with its entire 144-dunum area, is a place of worship exclusive to Muslims, and that the Jordanian Department of Jerusalem Awqaf and Al-Aqsa Mosque Affairs is the legal authority with sole jurisdiction over the management of the mosque and its entry regulations.

The ministry's spokesperson confirmed the continuation of intensive regional and international communication to halt Israeli steps and warn against their consequences, which only serve to fuel further tension and violence.

A large demonstration in front of Al-Fatih Mosque in Turkey in support of Al-Aqsa Mosque

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