Several Palestinians wounded as Israeli police raid Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli policemen fire bullets at the Palestinian worshippers who had gathered at the Al-Aqsa Mosque to offer Friday prayers.

At least 20 Palestinian worshippers were injured at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied Jerusalem when the Israeli police attacked them after the Friday prayers.

The Israeli police raid at the Al-Aqsa Mosque came a day after Israel and Hamas called a truce and agreed on a ceasefire, halting 11 days of hostilities that brought about a widespread destruction in the Gaza Strip and left at least 232 Palestinians dead, including 65 children. Israel lost at least 12 people in this 11-day long standoff.

Soon after the truce, Palestinians who spent the past 11 days locked in their homes, took to the streets to celebrate the resistance of Hamas against the Israeli bombing.

Although both sides have accepted the truce, they said they would retaliate immediately to any violations by the other side.

As the United Nations General Assembly met on Thursday to discuss the situation arising out the brutal Israeli action against the Palestinians, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that life has become a “hell on earth” for the Palestinian children living in Gaza amid the indiscriminate bombing by the Israeli warplanes. He said he would make an appeal for a humanitarian funding for Palestine to rebuild the Gaza Strip destroyed by 11 days of the Israeli bombing.

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