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MoF condemns invasion of Al Aqsa Mosque, injuring Palestinians

KABUL: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned in the strongest possible term, the violence against civilians in Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, a statement from the ministry said on Friday.
At least 117 Palestinians were hurt in clashes with Israeli police at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem the other day.
The clashes erupted after the police entered the mosque compound during morning prayers.
According to reports, police entered the mosque on Friday morning, igniting clashes with Palestinians who had gathered to offer prayers during the holy month of Ramadan.
Meanwhile, Israeli authorities have claimed that masked men had gathered inside the mosque and were stockpiling stones and other objects in anticipation of violence.
They added that the police entered to remove rocks and stones from the compound to avoid further violence.
The country’s ministry of foreign affairs asked for protection of civilians, while any incident erupt in the war affected.
Videos are doing rounds on social media showing Palestinians hurling rocks and fireworks at police and police firing tear gas and stun grenades on the sprawling esplanade surrounding the mosque.
Others videos showed worshippers barricading themselves inside the mosque itself amid what appeared to be clouds of tear gas.
The clashes come at a particularly sensitive time.
Ramadan this year coincides with Passover, a major weeklong Jewish holiday beginning Friday at sundown, and Christian holy week, which culminates on Easter Sunday.
The holidays are expected to bring tens of thousands of faithful into Jerusalem’s Old City, home to major sites sacred to all three religions.
The holy site, which is sacred to Jews and Muslims, has often been the epicenter of Israeli-Palestinian unrest, and tensions were already heightened amid a recent wave of violence.
Clashes at the site last year helped spark an 11-day war with Hamas fighters in the Gaza Strip.
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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.