Scores more injured as Israeli forces target Muslim worshippers in Jerusalem on Lailatul Qadr

12th May, 2021

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Palestinian protesters hurl stones at Israeli security forces amid clashes in Jerujalem's Old city on Saturday. - AFP


Scores of people were injured on Saturday as Israeli forces targeted Palestinians outside the Old City of Jerusalem for the second night as tens of thousands of Muslim worshippers prayed at the nearby Al-Aqsa Mosque on Lailatul Qadr. Palestinian youth threw stones, lit fires and tore down police barricades in the streets leading to the walled Old City gates as officers on horseback and in riot gear used stun grenades and water cannons to repel them.

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