The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights release a statement:
The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemns the Israeli government’s decision to allow Jewish settler groups to enter the yards of the al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem. … PCHR further condemns the use of excessive force by Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) against Palestinian civilians who attempted to prevent the provocative entry of settlers into the Mosque. … PCHR reminds of similar incidents that took place 9 years ago when the former Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, entered the yards of the al-Aqsa Mosque. This incident sparked the outbreak of the al-Aqsa Mosque, in which thousands of Palestinian civilians have been killed or wounded. … PCHR calls upon the international community to immediately intervene and pressurize Israeli occupation authorities to stop all settlement activities in occupied Jerusalem.
According to investigations conducted by PCHR, at approximately 07:30 on Sunday, 27 September 2009, at least 40 Israeli settlers, escorted by Israeli Police and Border Guards, attempted to break into the yards of al-Aqsa Mosque through the al-Maghariba Gate. … A number of Palestinian civilians who were present in the mosque were able to prevent the settlers from entering. … Soon after, the Israeli police and border guards violently broke into the yards of the Mosque firing rubber-coated metal bullets, tear gas canisters and sound bombs at Palestinian civilians. … They also violently beat a number of civilians. … As a result, 3 Palestinian civilians were wounded by rubber-coated metal bullets.