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Israeli tanks, jets once again target Gaza Strip

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Palestinian worshippers run for cover as Israeli forces fire to disperse crowds of demonstrators outside Lions' Gate a main entrance to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem al-Quds on July 23, 2017. (Photos by AFP)

At least 20 Palestinians have been injured in clashes with Israeli police outside the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Old City of the occupied Jerusalem al-Quds.

Sunday’s clashes erupted during evening prayers after Tel Aviv forces installed more cameras outside the mosque’s entrance.

Similar protests also broke out in the West Bank city of Bethlehem.

Tensions began to soar after the Tel Aviv regime’s imposition of restrictive measures on the entry of worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound. The new restrictive measures have seen the regime in Israel install metal detectors at entry points of the al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

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More than 300 Palestinians have lost their lives at the hands of Israeli forces in the ongoing tensions since the beginning of October 2015.

The Tel Aviv regime has tried to change the demographic makeup of Jerusalem al-Quds over the past decades by constructing settlements, destroying historical sites and expelling the local Palestinian population. Palestinians say the Israeli measures are aimed at paving the way for the Judaization of the city. The al-Aqsa Mosque compound is a flashpoint Islamic site, which is also holy to Jews. The mosque is Islam’s third holiest site after Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia.

Israeli forces once again attack Gaza Strip  

According to Palestinian media on Sunday, Israeli warplanes and tanks carried out attacks on various locations across the Gaza Strip.

The Tel Aviv regimes claims that the strikes were initiated in response to rocket fire from Gaza.

There have been no reports of casualties from either of the incidents.

A picture taken on June 28, 2016 shows an Israeli F-16 D fighter jet taking off from an airbase located in the occupied Palestinian territories. 

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The Israeli military frequently bombs the Gaza Strip, with civilians being the main target of such attacks. 

Israel has also launched several wars on the Palestinian coastal sliver, the last of which began in early July 2014. The military aggression, which ended on August 26, 2014, killed nearly 2,200 Palestinians. Over 11,100 others were also wounded in the war.        

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