Israeli forces have once again attacked Palestinians demonstrators protesting against Tel Aviv’s recent restrictions on access to their revered religious sites.
The clashes took place on Monday when Israeli forces attacked demonstrators near Aida refugee camp close to the Palestinian city of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank.
The protesters slammed Israel’s aggression against the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East al Quds (Jerusalem) over the past week, while similar clashes were also reported outside Joseph’s Tomb located on the outskirts of the city of Nablus.
Some 2,000 illegal Israeli settlers escorted by Israeli soldiers went inside the holy shrine for visiting and praying.
The move sparked anger among local Palestinians as the site is considered sacred to both Muslims and Jews but Israel has barred Palestinians from praying there.
In recent days, Israeli soldiers have attacked and injured tens of Palestinian youths in rallies held against Tel Aviv’s military assaults on the al-Aqsa Mosque, which started on September 13.