Israeli police storm Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque for second consecutive night

(WAFA) – Israeli police Wednesday night stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem for the second consecutive night during Ramadan.

Dozens of heavily-armed Israeli police barged their way into the al-Qibli prayer hall at the mosque compound, while nearly 20,000 worshippers were still performing the Ramadan Taraweeh night prayer.

Police brutally assaulted Palestinian worshippers, beating them with clubs and targeting them with concussion grenades, tear gas canisters and rubber-coated steel bullets as a means to forcefully expel them from the Muslim holy site.

Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) confirmed that a number of worshipers suffocated from tear gas and that its medics were able to treat only one casualty.