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Tensions intensify in Jerusalem

Tensions continued in Jerusalem on Monday, following the renewed confrontations in the vicinity of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. At the same time, sirens sounded in the city, coinciding with the Hamas Movement firing rockets at Israel and explosions.

Hamas claimed responsibility for a missile strike, and there were no reports yet of damage or casualties. The Al-Qassam Brigades had warned the Hebrew state against escalation. They gave it until Monday evening to withdraw its forces and settlers from

Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in East Jerusalem, which was the scene of violent confrontations that left hundreds of injuries.

In a brief statement, the Israeli police announced the evacuation of the Western Wall (Al-Buraq), where thousands gathered to commemorate the annexation day of Jerusalem. The festivity scheduled to reach the Old City was cancelled yesterday.

Meanwhile, the Palestinian Red Crescent reported that more than 300 people were wounded following the renewed confrontations inside the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque after Israeli forces stormed it through the Mughrabi Gate and threw tear gas at those present. Up to this moment, seven very seriously injured people need surgical operations.

IDF cancels training

On Monday, the Israeli Defense Forces said it had suspended a significant training session for a day to focus efforts on preparing for a possible escalation of violence amid simmering tensions with Palestinians in Jerusalem.

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