Israeli extremists raid Al-Aqsa Mosque compound

Jewish activists raid Al-Aqsa compound as Israeli forces fire live rounds in West Bank
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31 August, 2021
Omar Al-Kiswani, the head of the holy mosque, told an Arabic news outlet '136 extremists' raided the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
Occupied Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque is the third-holiest site in Islam [Getty-file photo]

Israeli radicals once again raided the compound of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third-holiest site in Islam, early on Tuesday.

The activists raided the mosque grounds in Jerusalem under the protection of the Israeli military, Arabi 21 reported.

Omar Al-Kiswani, the head of the mosque, told the Arabic-language outlet that "136 extremists" had taken part in the storming of the mosque.

He said the crowd included "tourists, students and members of the occupation police".

Far-right Israeli activists frequently raid the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

Israeli forces also opened fire on Palestinians across the West Bank early on Tuesday, using live rounds and rubber bullets in Tammun, a town in the Tubas Governorate, near Nablus.

There were no injuries but Palestinians were detained, according to the reports.

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Ahed Hamad Bani Odeh, a resident of the area was arrested, the country's official news agency said, according to Palestinian Prisoners' Club Tubas chief Kamal Bani Odeh.

Prior to this, his home was searched by Israeli forces.

Five Palestinians were detained in Hebron Governorate, sources told WAFA news agency.

One of those brought in was Heyam Al-Rajoub from Durrah, a town seven miles from Hebron city.

Her husband, Salim Youssef Al-Rajoub, is currently detained in the Israeli prison system.

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A 17-year-old boy was among three others detained in the Ramallah and Al-Bireh Governorate.

Israeli soldiers set up a checkpoint in Jenin Governorate which has seen arrests.

Many drivers in Yabad were questioned and asked for their IDs, according to Wafa's sources in the area.