52 women prevented from entering Al-Aqsa…and the occupation isolates a young man from Al-Aqsa Mosque
September 9, 2015

The occupation authorities continue to prevent women from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque under the pretext of “creating problems” during settlers’ break-ins, and the occupation police isolated one young man from Al-Aqsa Mosque for six months. Wadi Hilweh Information Center was informed that 22 settlers broke into Al-Aqsa Mosque on Wednesday protected by the occupation police while women listed in the “black list” were prevented from entering the Mosque. The women barred from entering explained that the list is growing day by day and reached 52 on Wednesday including elderly, journalists and girls. Witnesses explained that the forces detained the men’s IDs before allowing them to enter Al-Aqsa. The Israeli forces attempted to arrest Aida Sidawi while the municipality’s crews attempted to issue her a ticket for “throwing garbage on the ground”. The forces still attempt to provoke the women every now and then and try to assault them by pushing them to prevent them from staying at Al-Aqsa gates. In a related matter, the occupation police isolated on Tuesday Akram Shurafa from Al-Aqsa Mosque for six months as ordered by the Chief of Police. Shurafa explained that the police called him for interrogation at Al-Qishleh police station and handed him the isolation order. He also explained that the occupation isolated him for two years from Al-Aqsa and Jerusalem under the pretext of “security reasons” and pointed out that the prosecution submitted two indictments against him; one for violating the military order of being deported from Jerusalem and the other for violating the isolation order from Al-Aqsa.