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Israeli forces attack worshipers inside al Aqsa mosque, injure 59 Palestinians

File Photo of Masjid Al Aqsa

Clashes broke out early Friday between Israeli police and Palestinians at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, a major holy site in Jerusalem, and medics said at least 59 Palestinians were wounded, France 24 reported.

The report quoting Islamic endowment that administers the site said Israeli police entered in force before dawn, as thousands of worshippers were gathered at the mosque for early morning prayers during the holy month of Ramadan.

Israel said its forces entered to remove rocks and stones that had been gathered in anticipation of violence.

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