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Israeli forces storm al-Aqsa Mosque, clash with Palestinians

The photo shows Israeli forces inside the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, located in the Old City of the occupied al-Quds (Jerusalem), July 26, 2015.

Israeli forces have once again stormed the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East al-Quds (Jerusalem) and clashed with the Palestinian worshipers there.

The clashes erupted on Sunday with Israeli forces firing tear gas to disperse Palestinians. Three people were injured in the incident.

The clashes come as Israelis are celebrating Rosh Hashanah, or the Jewish New Year. The Israeli regime usually imposes restrictions on Muslim worshipers' access to the al-Aqsa Mosque on the first days of Rosh Hashanah.

The mosque, widely revered by Muslims, has been the scene of clashes between Palestinians and Israeli settlers and troops in recent weeks.

Earlier in September, Israeli forces attacked a group of Palestinian women who sought to enter the mosque.

Palestinian women chant slogans during a small protest against Israel's measure to prevent their entry into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound on September 3, 2015. ©AFP

The Israeli forces reportedly tried to detain one of the young women, but the Palestinian worshipers repelled the attack.

Palestinians say Tel Aviv is planning to change the status quo of al-Quds and Judaize the city.

The al-Aqsa Mosque compound, located in the Israeli-occupied Old City of al-Quds, is a flashpoint holy Islamic site. The location of the compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, is the holiest site in Judaism. The mosque is Islam’s third holiest site after Masjid al-Haram in Mecca and Masjid al-Nabawi in Medina, Saudi Arabia.

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