More than 150 people injured as chaos erupt at a popular mosque in East Jerusalem

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According to DW, on Friday morning, clashes erupted at the Al-Aqsa mosque complex in east Jerusalem between Israeli police and Palestinian protesters, injuring dozens.

Inter-religious violence frequently breaks out at the complex. Islam’s third holiest mosque, Al-Aqsa, is housed within the complex that also contains Judaism’s holiest site, the Temple Mount.

Muslims were observing Ramadan, the holiest month of the Islamic calendar, while Jews were preparing to begin the festival of Passover, which began Friday evening.

During this time of year, Jerusalem is expected to see a large influx of visitors from around the world, as Christians mark Easter Sunday.

More than 150 Palestinians were injured by stun grenades and batons, according to the Red Crescent emergency services in the Palestinian territories.

Exactly what happened on the morning of Friday?

On Twitter, Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported that there were “dozens of masked men carrying Hamas and PA flags marched into Al-Aqsa mosque..chanting inciting messages and setting off fireworks”

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