Ma'an News Agency
October 26, 2009 - 12:00am

At least 30 Palestinians were injured and 20 arrested when clashes between Israeli forces and youth erupted anew in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem on Sunday, Palestinian and Israeli officials said.

In violence that followed a reported police raid on the sensitive Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Israeli forces fired stun grenades, tear-gas canisters and rubber-coated bullets at protesters. Palestinian youth hurled stones and set tires and piles of trash ablaze, according to Ma'an's correspondent, who was reporting from the scene.

Among the injured were five Palestinian journalists: Maysa Abu Ghazaleh, a reporter for Palestine News Network; Diala Jweihan, a reporter for Quds Net; Mahfuth Abu Turk, a photographer for Reuters; Ata Iweisat, a photojournalist; and Mahmoud Ilieyan, a photographer for the Al-Quds newspaper, a medic confirmed.

A second medic, Muhammad Al-Hawash of the Palestine Red Crescent Society, said a reporter for a London radio station had been struck in the face with a rock and was taken to hospital.


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