Hours into ceasefire deal, Israeli police storm Al Aqsa compound once more

Hours into ceasefire deal, Israeli police storm Al Aqsa compound once more

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-Israeli police attacked the Al Aqsa Mosque, where Palestinian worshippers have been staying after praying to celebrate the armistice on Friday and Friday.

A few hours after the Israeli government reached a ceasefire agreement with Hamas, which administers the Gaza Strip, Israeli police reportedly attacked the compound of the Al-Aqsa Mosque again on Friday.

Several Arab media reported that the troops fired tear gas and rubber bullets.

Al Jazeera journalist Arwa Ibrahim also reported stun grenades being launched at worshipers, “Back to square one?” she asked.

Citing Red Crescent, she said at least 20 people were injured.

Ibrahim shared footage of this compound, showing worshipers scrambling to one another amidst the background explosion.

After Friday prayers, worshippers stopped to celebrate the truce.

“They were singing and chanting when a contingent of the Israeli police [stationed] next to the compound came into the compound and started using crowd control measures that they use all the time, including stun grenades, smoke bombs and tear gas,” Al Jazeera’s Imran Khan, who was reporting from occupied East Jerusalem, said.

“They started firing in that crowd in an effort to try and disperse them.”

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