More than 130 people have been injured in clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police on Saturday.
Israeli police officers used stun grenades and water cannons to disperse the crowd at the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, according to Sky News, which cited
At least 136 people were injured at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound and elsewhere in Jerusalem on Saturday, Sky News reported, citing the Palestinian Red Crescent.
Most were injured after being hit in the face by rubber-coated bullets and shrapnel from stun grenades, the emergency service said.
Six police officers were wounded, according to Israeli authorities.
The clashes began after thousands of Muslims had gathered for night-time prayers at the Al-Aqsa mosque. Islamic authorities put the figure at around 90,000 people, according to The Associated Press. The site is also sacred to Jews.
It follows nightly clashes and mounting tension in the city during the holy month of Ramadan after Israel restricted gatherings at a popular meeting spot outside Jerusalem’s Old City.
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