An Israeli extremist on Wednesday assaulted a guard at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound after dozens of Jewish worshipers entered the Islamic holy site.
Muwafaq Hamami was trying to stop an Israeli extremist taking photos of women at the compound when the Israeli hit him and knocked him unconscious, witnesses told Ma’an.
Hamami was taken to Hadassah Medical Center for treatment.
Dozens of Israelis entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Wednesday.
Four Israelis started to perform Jewish prayers on leaving the compound, and Muslim worshipers tried to stop them, leading to further clashes.
Sheikh Azzam al-Khatib condemned the incidents as “very dangerous” and called on Israeli police to stop Jewish worshipers entering the compound without clearance from the Islamic endowment department.