JERUSALEM: Worshipers enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound for the second Friday prayer in the month of Ramadan. At some points in the Old City, Palestinians are reporting delays. Thousands come from the West Bank and also from Arab society settlements within the Green Line. The Red Crescent has updated 152 wounded have been treated since this morning following the clashes that erupted at the compound.
Clashes erupted on early Friday as Israeli forces stormed the grounds of Al-Aqsa Mosque, a major holy site in Jerusalem, and fired tear gas and stun grenades at worshipers, according to local media.
news agency reported that around 152 people were injured during the clashes, citing medics.
Israeli police said some Palestinians barricaded themselves inside the mosque and hurled stones as officers tried entering the Temple Mount to disperse protesters.
Three Israeli officers were lightly wounded after being pelted with stones, the report added.
Meanwhile, Israel's foreign ministry denied that police forces entered the mosque.
"Contrary to FAKE reports, police forces DID NOT enter the mosque," it said on Twitter.