Turkish NGOs to protest second Israel raid into Al-Aqsa mosque

Turkish people will protest Israel over the second police storming of Al-Aqsa mosque that many Palestinian were wounded including journalists.

Turkish NGOs to protest second Israel raid into Al-Aqsa mosque

 

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish people will protest Israel over the second police storming of Al-Aqsa mosque that many Palestinian were wounded including journalists.

Israeli police and special forces raided the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem on Sunday morning, firing rubber-coated bullets and tear-gas canisters.

At least 30 people, mostly Palestinians, have been wounded since fierce clashes between Palestinian activists using stones, shoes and bare fists and gun-armed Israeli troops in and around Al-Aqsa mosque.

The clashes erupted earlier Sunday when Israeli troops using stun grenades, tear gas and rubber bullets broke into the courtyard of the mosque, beating Palestinian worshippers with buts of guns and clubs.

The Israeli troops encircled some 200 worshippers inside the sacred site.

Protest at Israeli consulate

The protest is on Monday planned in front of Israeli consulate in Istanbul.

People will gather in front of 4. Levent Metro station at 12.00 and march to Israeli consulate.

Established by various NGOs, Platform for the Friens of Filistin called all people in Turkey to respond to this situation and protest Israel.

In September 2000, the second Palestinian uprising, or intifada, erupted after Ariel Sharon, a rightwing politician who went on to become Israel's prime minister, visited the site.

Al-Aqsa Mosque is the Muslims' first Qiblah [direction Muslims take during prayers] and the third holiest shrine after Al Ka'bah in Makkah and Prophet Muhammad's Mosque in Madinah, Saudi Arabia.

Israel has been working hard over the past years to Judaize the holy city and change its Islamic identity.

Last Mod: 26 Ekim 2009, 15:52
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