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Israeli police storm al-Aqsa mosque ahead of Jerusalem Day march

About 180 people reported injured overnight as hardline Israelis prepare for parade through Old City

Israeli police have stormed a sacred Jerusalem site that holds the Dome of the Rock after all-night clashes with Palestinian protesters, before a planned parade by hardline Israeli nationalists through the Old City in a provocative annual flag-waving march.

The Palestine Red Crescent reported 180 people injured overnight, with 50 admitted to hospital, after officers in riot gear clashed with Palestinian demonstrators in East Jerusalem, extending Jerusalem’s worst unrest in years.

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