Israeli Troops Kill 3 Palestinians in al Quds, Lock al Aqsa Mosque
Islam Times - Israeli regime forces have shot and killed 3 Palestinians in occupied al-Quds (Jerusalem) and locked al-Aqsa Mosque to prevent Palestinians from performing Friday prayers.
The incident took place on Friday morning close to Haram al-Sharif (Temple Mount), after Israeli regime forces claimed the Palestinian fatalities comprised “attackers,” who had fired at its forces before being shot themselves. There have been conflicting reports of casualties on the Israeli side.
Two Israeli regime troops were also killed in during the operation..
Sources also reported the apprehension of four Palestinian females at Bab al-Asbat (Lions’ Gates) in al-Quds’ Old City Walls, without characterizing the nature of the arrests.
The Israeli regime has announced the closure of the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East al-Quds and prohibition of Friday prayers amid the tensions.
Palestinian Islamic institutions have warned of Israeli regime's plots against al-Aqsa Mosque amid intensification of Zionist settlers' desecration of the holy Islamic site.
Over the past decades, the Israeli regime has tried to change the demographic makeup of al-Quds by constructing illegal settlements, destroying historical sites and expelling the local Palestinian population.
Palestinians have declared al-Quds as the capital of a future Palestinian independent state, and that its heritage should remain intact.
The al-Aqsa mosque, which lies in the Israeli-occupied Old City of al-Quds, is a flashpoint and is Islam’s third-holiest site after Mecca and Medina.
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