Settlers storm Ras al-Amoud area of Jerusalem, shoot Palestinian man

Settlers storm Ras al-Amoud area of Jerusalem, shoot Palestinian man
A Palestinian man has been shot and two others were also injured by settlers who stormed the Ras al-Amoud area of East Jerusalem, attacking local people.
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West Bank
14 November, 2021
Settlers in Jerusalem frequently storm the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Palestinian neighbourhoods [Getty]

A young Palestinian man was shot and wounded on Saturday evening and two others were also injured when Israeli settlers stormed the Ras al-Amoud area of East Jerusalem.

Local witnesses said that settlers from a nearby illegal outpost stormed the Ras al-Amoud area, which is part of the Silwan district of Palestinian east Jerusalem and began beating and firing on local people, under the protection of the Israeli police.

The three wounded men were transferred to a local Palestinian hospital to receive treatment, according to the Palestinian official news agency WAFA.

On Sunday, dozens of settlers stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem, Palestinian security sources said.

Local eyewitnesses told The New Arab that the settlers stormed the compound from its western Magharba Gate, provocatively parading in its courtyards.

Settlers frequently storm the mosque's and carry out religious rites and disturb Palestinian worshippers there. The Al-Aqsa Mosque is the third most holy site in Islam.

The Old City of Jerusalem has witnessed increased tensions after Israeli forces imposed strict new security measures and intrusive searches on Palestinian worshippers visiting the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

In the West Bank, the Israeli army arrested five Palestinians on Saturday night.

According to Palestinian security sources, four of the detained Palestinians were from from Hebron and another detained young man was from Ramallah.

Israeli forces often carry out overnight raids in the occupied West Bank, detaining Palestinians without charge.