Today, Thursday, the Israeli occupation forces fired tear gas canisters at Palestinians in the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque, and this comes after large numbers of worshipers flocked to celebrate the Night of Power.

Video clips showed an Israeli drone throwing tear gas canisters to disperse the worshipers in the courtyards of Al-Aqsa, and pictures of snipers from the occupation police showed up on the roofs inside the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Al-Jazeera correspondent in Palestine quoted eyewitnesses as saying that worshipers in Al-Aqsa Mosque prevented masked young men from throwing stones and elbows at the Israeli occupation forces, which were present at the Mughrabi Gate near the Al-Qibli Mosque after dawn prayers today.

Witnesses reported that while the worshipers were interfering to prevent the youths from throwing stones, a small drone threw tear gas canisters.

And the occupation police announced that they had arrested one of the Palestinian youths, and said that they would pursue others who participated in what they described as riots.

The Department of Awqaf in occupied Jerusalem confirmed that about 250 thousand Palestinians from occupied Jerusalem and its suburbs and from within the Green Line and the occupied West Bank flocked to Al-Aqsa Mosque on the occasion of the 27th night of the blessed month of Ramadan, while the occupation forces prevented large numbers of Palestinians from entering occupied Jerusalem.

The occupation authorities allowed women of all ages to enter occupied Jerusalem, while men over the age of 50 were allowed to cross using special permits.

And the occupation forces deployed about 3,000 of its members in the vicinity of Al-Aqsa and the Old City of occupied Jerusalem.

The revival of Laylat al-Qadr comes amid the tension in occupied Jerusalem since the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan due to the repeated incursions into Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the efforts of extremist Jewish groups to make offerings in its courtyards.

The Palestinians accuse the Israeli occupation authorities of seeking to divide the Al-Aqsa Mosque in time and space. Amid the recent tensions, international positions calling for maintaining the status quo of the Temple Mount have increased.

King Abdullah II (right) during his meeting with Abbas in Amman (Anadolu Agency)

protection of the sanctities

On the other hand, King Abdullah II of Jordan renewed his rejection of what he called attempts to change the historical and legal situation in the Temple Mount, stressing that his country will continue to make all efforts to protect Islamic and Christian holy sites in occupied Jerusalem, based on the Hashemite guardianship over it.

King Abdullah II affirmed during his reception yesterday, Wednesday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Amman that Jordan has intensified its coordination with all regional and international partners to stop the escalation following the attacks on the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.

He said that restricting worshipers in occupied Jerusalem, restricting the movement of Christians and influencing their religious ceremonies is unacceptable.

He called on the Jordanian king to work vigorously with what he described as the active countries and the international community to restore calm in occupied Jerusalem.

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