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Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police in the vicinity of the Al Aqsa mosque.

Image source, Reuters


Heavy clashes took place outside the Al Aqsa Mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Jerusalem has been the scene of weeks of unrest, in a new escalation of violence between Palestinians and Israeli security forces that leaves more than 300 injured.

The last clashes took place this Monday outside the Al Aqsa Mosque, in the old city of Jerusalem. Palestinians threw stones at Israeli riot police, who fired rubber bullets and tear gas

The Palestine Red Crescent said on Monday that more than 305 Palestinians were injured so far and that at least 228 have been taken to hospital for treatment. Seven of them are in critical condition.

The Israeli police force said 21 officers were injured, three of whom required hospital treatment.

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