An Israeli police officer grabs a maintain of a Palestinian to push him again, within the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, on Could 21, 2020. — AFP

Israeli police stormed the Al Aqsa mosque compound as soon as once more on Friday, just a few hours after a truce was reached between Israel and Hamas.

A number of Arab media shops reported the forces launched tear gasoline shells and fired rubber bullets, reportedly injuring at the least 20 folks.

Al Jazeera journalist Arwa Ibrahim additionally reported stun grenades being launched at worshipers, “Again to sq. one?” she requested.

Ibrahim shared footage from the compound, exhibiting worshipers scrambling amid loud explosions within the background.

The worshipers had stayed again after Friday prayers to have fun the truce.

“They have been singing and chanting when a contingent of the Israeli police [stationed] subsequent to the compound got here into the compound and began utilizing crowd management measures that they use on a regular basis, together with stun grenades, smoke bombs and tear gasoline,” Al Jazeera’s Imran Khan, who was reporting from occupied East Jerusalem, mentioned.

“They began firing in that crowd in an effort to attempt to disperse them.”

Israeli strikes on Gaza have killed 232 Palestinians, together with 65 youngsters, and have wounded one other 1,900, in accordance with the Gaza well being ministry.

Huge areas have been decreased to rubble and a few 120,000 folks have been displaced, in accordance with Hamas authorities.

On the Israeli aspect, 12 folks, together with two youngsters, have died.

The truce brokered by Egypt, that additionally included Gaza’s second-most highly effective group, Islamic Jihad, was agreed upon within the early hours of Friday, following mounting worldwide strain to stem the bloodshed which erupted on Could 10.

The violence was triggered after police motion at Al-Aqsa mosque through the Ramadan fasting month.

Qureshi hopes for lasting truce

Minister for International Affairs Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who’s in New York together with international ministers from a number of Muslim international locations, and who addressed the United Nations Common Meeting yesterday, informed Geo Information they have been all have been in a gathering with UN Secretary Common Antonio Guterres when the Palestinian international minister broke information of the ceasefire settlement after receiving phrase from Egypt.

“All of us expressed our happiness and welcomed the information and prayed for it to be lasting.

“In 2014, the same deal was reached however lapsed,” Qureshi mentioned.

The international minister mentioned he had additionally held bilateral talks with Guterres. “We spoke about yesterday’s actions and what steps the United Nations and the Safety Council ought to take sooner or later, together with how all the opposite organs of the UN ought to transfer ahead collectively.”

“I requested him to proceed his battle for a long-lasting answer and knowledgeable him we belief he’ll make efforts for this,” Qureshi mentioned.

He mentioned that it’s crucial an answer to the Palestine disaster be sought if peace in Center East is to be achieved. Israel and Palestine should sit collectively and attain a two-state answer, he added.

Talking of clashes which have erupted as soon as extra right now, Qureshi mentioned the Al Aqsa mosque is a website thought-about sacred by folks of the Muslim, Christian and Jewish faiths alike and so nobody ought to violate its sanctity.

He mentioned nobody must be allowed to throw grenades or toss stun grenades or stop prayers. “We should proceed our battle for this as nicely.”

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