Bloody Tragedy of Isra' Mi'raj Celebration in Palestine, 2 People Arrested and 31 Injured Due to Israeli Army Attacks


International Military - Israeli soldiers attacked a Palestinian girl in occupied East Jerusalem on Monday, February 28, 2022. The Israeli attack on Palestine was carried out during the religious festival marking the Prophet Muhammad's journey to the sky, namely Isra Miraj.

Video footage shared by local journalist Baraah Abo Ramouz shows Israeli troops attacking and kicking an unnamed minor in the Damascus Gate plaza.

At that location, Israeli soldiers had gathered to disperse the crowd of Palestinians. Another video uploaded by Palestinian news agency Wafa shows Israeli troops pushing a Palestinian man's head against a pavement.

They were also seen putting a knee on the man's neck before arresting him. According to Wafa, two people were arrested and around 31 others were injured, as a result of the attack by the Israeli army.

In their attacks, Israeli troops used skunk water, stun grenades, and rubber-coated bullets to disperse Palestinians. Palestinians gather in the Old City to mark the anniversary of Isra Miraj, the day the Prophet Muhammad visited al-Aqsa Mosque from Mecca during his night journey and then ascended into the sky.

Thousands of people watched the festival, which falls almost a month before the start of the holy month of Ramadan. Nearly 90,000 Palestinians traveled from cities in the occupied West Bank and inside Israel, to observe the day at the al-Aqsa Mosque.

Palestinian news agencies have reported Monday, February 28, 2022's arrests occurred after Palestinians approached the Damascus Gate chanting religious songs.

"The [Israeli] occupation does not like Palestinian celebrations, so it was forced to oppress the people at the Damascus Gate, wounding and arresting some of them," said member of the Fatah movement in Jerusalem, Ahed al-Rishq.

He added that Palestinians persisted in holding religious celebrations, despite the attacks. "Despite all these attacks, Palestinians in Jerusalem remain adamant in holding national and religious celebrations. Jerusalem is ours, and al-Aqsa is ours," said Ahed al-Rishq, quoted by Middle East Eye, Monday, March 1. 2022.

Previously, Israel illegally annexed East Jerusalem in 1967 and considers all cities its capital. Palestinians want East Jerusalem to be the capital of the state they want to build in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.

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