The protesters vowed to do all they can against the aggression of Israeli settlers supported by the occupying forces on the city and the al-Aqsa mosque.
SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – Palestinians have taken to streets in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah to voice support for the holy city of East al-Quds (Jerusalem), Press TV reports.
“We are here today to send a message to the international community to protect the al-Aqsa mosque and Jerusalem city. The Israeli escalation… is crossing every red line in our priorities,” said Palestinian activist Esam Baker.
Three Palestinians suffered injuries during clashes that erupted after Palestinians under the age of 50 were denied entry into the mosque earlier in the day.
“The occupation’s crime and its aggression towards our people all across the occupied territory is ongoing. This is why there is violence against our holy places and sanctities,” said Wasel Abu Yousef, the leader of the Palestine Liberation Front.
Palestinians are extremely angry at these raids, considering them the desecration of the holy Islamic site. Palestinians argue that al-Quds is the capital of a future Palestinian independent state, and that its heritage should remain intact.
The al-Aqsa compound, which lies in the Israeli-occupied Old City of al-Quds, is a flashpoint holy site in Islam. The location of the compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, is the holiest site in Judaism. The mosque is Islam’s third-holiest site after Masjid al-Haram in Mecca and Masjid al-Nabawi in Medina.