Jan 24, 2020 13:16 UTC
  • Several Palestinians injured as Israeli forces storm Al-Aqsa Mosque

Zionist regime forces have injured a number of Palestinians in an attack on the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in al-Quds aimed at preventing worshipers from performing Friday prayers.

Palestinian media say the Zionists stormed the mosque in order to keep Palestinian worshipers from performing Friday prayers.

The Israeli troops fired rubber bullets, injuring a number of Palestinians, according to Palestinian media. Several others were also detained.

Earlier Friday, another mosque in Beit Safafa neighborhood of al-Quds was set ablaze by Israeli arsonists. The blaze was brought under control and there was no serious damage to the mosque.

There was also a graffiti on a nearby wall attacking Muslims.

Zionist forces have on various occasions stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque which is holy to Muslims. The Palestinian people consider the Israeli attacks an act of aggression.

The fresh attacks come as US President Donald Trump is to unveil his so-called "Deal of the Century" initiative.