PRC: 205 injured in Israeli attacks across occupied Jerusalem

May 08,2021

Palestine Red Crescent (PRC) establishes field hospital in region amid hospital occupancy.

The number injured rose to 205 in Israeli attacks late Friday at Al Aqsa Mosque, Damascus Gate of the Old City and Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in occupied Jerusalem, PRC said.

Eighty-eight of the wounded were taken to hospitals in Jerusalem, while others were treated as outpatients, said a PRC statement.

Most of the injuries were caused by rubber bullets fired by Israeli police, it added.

PRC established a field hospital in the region because of a lack of beds at hospitals.

Israeli occupation police attempted to disperse worshippers inside Al Haram Al Sharif area of Al Aqsa Mosque on Friday, using stun grenades and gas bombs.

Police attacked Muslim worshippers inside Al Aqsa Mosque while worshippers were performing tarawih -- special night prayers -- during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Official Israeli attempts to expel Palestinian families from their homes to replace them with Jewish settlers in Jerusalem’s neighbourhoods, mainly Sheikh Jarrah, has ignited the tension in the holy city.

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