Israeli Police Deny Palestinians Entry to al-Aqsa Mosque, Allow Settlers’ Entry, Provoke Clashes

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JERUSALEM, July 13, 2014 (WAFA) – Israeli police imposed Sunday strict entry restrictions to al-Aqsa Mosque for Palestinian worshipers, while allowing settler fanatics in, provoking confrontations  where police fired tear gas and stun grenades at Palestinian protesters, according to media sources.

WAFA correspondent said clashes erupted as police allowed Jewish fanatics, led by extremist Ehud Glick, into the mosque while denying entry for Palestinians below the age of 50.

Police broke into the mosque later through the Morrocan Gate, firing tear gas canisters, stun grenades and poison grenades towards the protesters who reacted by chanting slogans and pelting shoes and stones towards the policemen.

A staff of the Islamic Awkaf of al-Aqsa Mosque said Israeli police is currently seeking to impose the spatial and temporal division of the mosque between Muslims and Jews.

Source: WAFA