Hands off Al-Aqsa, Muslim activists, countries condemn violent crackdown

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Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Tawakkol Karman, on Monday condemned the storming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem by the Israeli forces.

About 300 Palestinians are injured according to Palestine Red Crescent Society.

“I condemn the Israeli occupation forces storming the Al-Aqsa Mosque and wounding hundreds of worshippers,” Karman said in a Twitter post.

Karman said the latest Israeli violations are “added to the many [Israeli] crimes against the Palestinian people”.

Thousands of Palestinians were staging protests in the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex, one of the holiest mosque for Muslims.

Muslim activists across the world has criticised the media narrative that downplay the severance and the violence of Israeli forces.

“Grenades thrown into one of the holiest sites of Islam during the holiest nights, innocent people with knees on their necks and bullets in their chests. Media organizations that are whitewashing this and politicians trying to play it safe are fully complicit. #HandsOffAlAqsa,” eminent Muslim scholar, Omar Sulaiman tweeted.

The Palestinians then stayed there to guard the mosque from the raids of extremist Jews.

Setting up barricades at some points of Haram al-Sharif, the main building of Al-Aqsa, they chanted slogans for the mosque and said they would not leave there.

Extremist Jew are marching on Monday decided to celebrate the anniversary of the Six-Day War in 1967, when Israel occupied East Jerusalem, as “Jerusalem Day” according to the Hebrew calendar.

Extremist Jewish organizations had called for raids on Al-Aqsa Mosque on Sunday and Monday to mark the day.

Turkey, Indonesia, Singapore and Qatar has condemned the fresh attack on Al-Aqsa mosque.