ACTNews, JERUSALEM – A recent Israeli strike on the Al-Qibli Mosque in the Al-Aqsa Compound in East Jerusalem injured more than 150 Palestinians. The attack was said to be one of the worst on Al-Aqsa in the previous year.
Medics airlifted some residents who were critically injured to several Jerusalem hospitals. According to the Palestinian medical care organization, the evacuation was difficult because Israeli troops frequently barred ambulances and paramedics from reaching the mosque. Israeli soldiers also shot one of the medics' eyes with a rubber bullet.
The ACT medical team in Jerusalem also assisted with the evacuation process on Friday (4/15/2022) to support the Palestinian struggle. Many injured Palestinians were trapped inside the mosque at the time.
"Alhamdulillah, the evacuation process was eventually completed after a long and arduous process. The victims were subsequently taken to the ACT clinic, near the Al-Aqsa compound," Monday (4/18/2022), Firdaus Guritno of ACT's Global Humanity Network team said.
Sheikh Badar was one of the injured victims evacuated by the ACT medical team. He was one of the Al-Aqsa Mosque's guards who was critically hurt while protecting the congregation from Israeli military strikes. He is currently being treated by Palestinian medical personnel.
The ACT clinic in Jerusalem was just opened last week. This clinic is about 50 meters from the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex or Baitul Maqdis. Every day, this facility can provide free medical services and medicine for 200 Palestinians in Jerusalem.
This clinic may also provide general and specialist medical services, and it has a variety of facilities, including mid-level surgical equipment and emergency rooms that can accommodate critical patients. This facility can provide medical care for a thousand Palestinians in Jerusalem each month.