Israeli Forces Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque in the Middle of Holiday Prayers
August 11, 2019 8:14 PM– IMEMC News
While tens of thousands of Muslim worshipers were praying in the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem Sunday for Eid al-Adha, one of the most sacred holidays in the Muslim year, Israeli forces attacked the mosque, forcing the worshipers to flee in panic.
The Israeli forces were accompanied by a large group of right-wing Israeli Jewish settlers, many of whom are part of an ideological network whose express aim is to destroy the mosque and replace it with a Jewish temple.
This provocation against the mosque on one of the most sacred holidays of Islam is just the latest in a series of provocations conducted by Israeli authorities against the mosque, its staff and its worshipers in recent months.
Video of the attack, posted on Twitter:
قوات الاحتلال تقتحم المسجد الأقصى وإطلاق قنابل الصوت ومواجهات عنيفة الان pic.twitter.com/R6oQsScyrU
— قناة فلسطين اليوم (@Paltodaytv) August 11, 2019