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Palestinians report 21 killed in Israeli air raids on Gaza

At least 21 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli’s raids. on the besieged Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian health ministry, after Hamas launched rockets from the coastal territory towards Israel.

The Gaza health ministry told Al Jazeera on Monday that 21 people, including children, had been killed in the attacks.

The attacks were carried out after Hamas fired several rockets at Israel, following the expiration of the group’s ultimatum demanding Israel stand down forces from the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem.

Earlier on Monday tensions at the compound, the third holiest in Islam which is also revered by Jews, escalated with more than 300 Palestinians wounded when Israeli police stormed the mosque, firing rubber bullets, stun grenades and tear gas.

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Protests erupt near Tel Aviv in support of Palestinians

Protests have erupted in the city of al-Lydd near Tel Aviv in solidarity with Palestinian worshippers at Al Aqsa who were injured following attacks by Israeli police.

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