Israeli police today (Monday) attacked Palestinians who gathered at Bab al-Amoud, also known as Damascus Gate, one of the gates of the old city of Jerusalem, to celebrate al-Isra Wal Miraj Muslim holiday.

Iran PressMiddle East: Israeli police today intensified their presence and deployed their heavily armed troops in Bab al-Amoud and its surrounding area, attacking Palestinians who gathered at Bab al-Amoud to celebrate and worship this essential Muslim holiday injuring dozens of people. 

The Palestinian Red Crescent said it dealt with at least 31 injury cases, four of whom were transferred to hospital. A six-month-old baby and a child with special needs were reportedly injured after being struck in the face with a stun canister fired by the police.

Tens of thousands of Palestinians observed the al-Isra Wal Miraj Muslim holiday today with worship at al-Aqsa Mosque.

Al-Isra Wal Miraj is observed every year on the 27th day of the Islamic month of Rajab, almost one month before the start of the holy fast month of Ramadan. The date changes every year in the Gregorian calendar.


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