The occupation arrests two students from Al-Aqsa School and impedes the functioning of the educational process
August 26, 2015

The occupation forces arrested two students from Al-Aqsa School for girls while they were near Al-Silsileh Gate (one of Al-Aqsa Mosque’s gates) at times when the Israeli authorities imposed restrictions on the entrance of Muslims to Al-Aqsa Mosque. The director of Al-Aqsa Girls’ School, Ehad Sabri, explained that the Israeli forces arrested two 10th grade students (Isra’ Ghazzawi and Bara’a Ghazzawi) while they were near Al-Silsileh Gate after preventing them from entering Al-Aqsa and reaching their school. Sabri added that the occupation prevented three students from reaching their school (Isra’ Ghazzawi, Bara’a Ghazzawi and Kawthar Ghazzawi). After talking to the officer in charge, he explained that the girls create problems inside Al-Aqsa and asked to get their IDs before allowing them in. Sabri added that the students brought their birth certificates with them today in order to enter Al-Aqsa and reach their school but the police ripped them apart. Sabri also pointed out that the occupation police prevented the students and teachers from entering through Hutta Gate and forced them to go to Al-Silsileh Gate. The director added that the occupation deliberately obstructs the educational process since the beginning of the new school-year (three days ago) by preventing students and teachers from entering Al-Aqsa through Al-Aqsa Gates and forces them to go through Al-Silsileh Gate where they get delayed and detained. Sabri also pointed out that Al-Aqsa Girls’ School has 120 students from 7th grade until 12th grade. She described the occupation’s actions as very dangerous actions that affect school students and the educational process, a violation of freedom of education and a disruption to the educational process and an attempt to intimidate and terrorize the students through arresting them. A siege on Al-Aqsa The occupation imposed a siege on Al-Aqsa Mosque on Wednesday and prevented Muslims from freely entering the Mosque for the third consecutive day while allowing settlers to break-in and carry-out tour inside Al-Aqsa courtyards. The Israeli forces prevented women and some young men from entering Al-Aqsa and established iron barriers at its gates. The forces assaulted and pushed the Marabouts near Al-Silsileh and Al-Majles Gates, and arrested Khaled Hijazi and Ahmad Zghayyar.