Palestinians resist Israeli control of al-Aqsa mosque

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Clashes broke out between Palestinians and Israeli occupation forces at the al-Aqsa mosque compound in occupied Jerusalem on Sep. 23, as Israeli authorities continue to restrict the entry of Palestinian worshipers into al-Aqsa for the third week in a row, while still allowing the entry of dozens of Zionist settlers.

Israeli forces fired stun grenades and rubber-coated bullets at worshipers and protesters, injuring dozens.

For Muslims around the world, al-Aqsa represents Islam’s third holiest site.

Israel annexed East Jerusalem during the 1967 Middle East War in a move never recognized by the international community, and occupied the city in 1980.

A Palestinian woman blocked from entering the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Islam's third most holy site, holds up a Koran, Islams holy book, during clashes with Israeli Occupation Forces on October 13, 2014. (Photo: AFP - Ahmad Gharabli)
A Palestinian woman blocked from entering the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Islam's third most holy site, holds up a Qur'an, Islams holy book, during clashes with Israeli Occupation Forces on October 13, 2014. (Photo: AFP - Ahmad Gharabli)
Israeli Occupation Forces stand guard as Palestinian worshipers perform traditional Friday prayers in a street outside the Old City in occupied Jerusalem on October 10, 2014. (Photo: AFP - Ahmad Gharabli)
Israeli Occupation Forces stand guard as Palestinian worshipers perform traditional Friday prayers in a street outside the Old City in occupied Jerusalem on October 10, 2014. (Photo: AFP - Ahmad Gharabli)
A Palestinian woman, denied entry to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, shows her shoe to a Zionist settler as he walks into the compound on October 15, 2014. (Photo: Anadolu Agency - Salih Zeki Fazlıoğlu)
A Palestinian woman, denied entry to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, shows her shoe to a Zionist settler as he walks into the compound on October 15, 2014. (Photo: Anadolu Agency - Salih Zeki Fazlıoğlu)
A Palestinian protester uses a sling shot to throw a rock at Israeli Occupation Forces during a protest against Israel restrictions at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound on October 10, 2014. (Photo: AFP - Abbas Momani)
A Palestinian protester uses a sling shot to throw a rock at Israeli Occupation Forces during a protest against Israel restrictions at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound on October 10, 2014. (Photo: AFP - Abbas Momani)
Palestinians are blocked by Israeli Occupation Forces from entering the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Islam's third most holy site, on October 13, 2014. (Photo: AFP - Ahmad Gharabli)
Palestinians are blocked by Israeli Occupation Forces from entering the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Islam's third most holy site, on October 13, 2014. (Photo: AFP - Ahmad Gharabli)
Palestinians shout slogans as they gather near the entrance of the al-Aqsa mosque compound to protest Israel restrictions on October 15, 2014. (Photo: AFP - Ahmad Gharabli)
Palestinians shout slogans as they gather near the entrance of the al-Aqsa mosque compound to protest Israel restrictions on October 15, 2014. (Photo: AFP - Ahmad Gharabli)
Arab-Israeli member of parliament, Hanin Zuabi argues with Israeli Occupation Forces as Palestinians gather near the entrance of the al-Aqsa mosque compound to protest Israel restrictions on October 15, 2014. (Photo: AFP - Ahmad Gharabli)
Arab-Israeli member of parliament, Hanin Zuabi argues with Israeli Occupation Forces as Palestinians gather near the entrance of the al-Aqsa mosque compound to protest Israel restrictions on October 15, 2014. (Photo: AFP - Ahmad Gharabli)
Israeli Occupation Forces arrest Palestinians during clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli forces on October 15, 2014. (Photo: AFP - Ahmad Gharabli)
Israeli Occupation Forces arrest Palestinians during clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli forces on October 15, 2014. (Photo: AFP - Ahmad Gharabli)
A Palestinian woman flashes V sign at the Chain Gate of the al-Aqsa Mosque compound on October 14, 2014. (Photo: Anadolu Agency 0 Salih Zeki Fazlıoğlu)
A Palestinian woman flashes V sign at the Chain Gate of the al-Aqsa Mosque compound on October 14, 2014. (Photo: Anadolu Agency 0 Salih Zeki Fazlıoğlu)
A Zionist settler walks past Palestinian into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound on October 15, 2014. (Photo: Anadolu Agency - Salih Zeki Fazlıoğlu)
A Zionist settler walks past Palestinian into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound on October 15, 2014. (Photo: Anadolu Agency - Salih Zeki Fazlıoğlu)

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