Occupation’s prosecution request to close the chapel of Al-Rahma Gate and isolate the Minister of Jerusalem from Al-Aqsa Mosque
March 4, 2019

On Monday, the Magistrate Court in Jerusalem gave the Islamic Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Council in the holy city a week to respond to the public prosecutor's request to issue an order to close the chapel of Al-Rahma again.

The Israeli prosecution has applied to the Magistrate Court to issue a decision to close the prayer hall under the pretext that it is used as a library for the banned Islamic Heritage Committee under Israeli law.

On the other hand, the occupation authorities decided to isolate the Minister of Jerusalem and the member of the Awqaf Council Adnan Al-Husseini from Al-Aqsa Mosque for a week. The Israeli occupation forces stormed his house in the city and handed him a warrant to investigate him at Al-Maskobyeh police station. after nearly two hours, he was released on conditions of isolation from Al-Aqsa. Husseini confirmed his rejection of the decision.

The Israeli police also arrested the guard of Al-Aqsa Mosque, Samer Abu Qweider, and released him on condition that he attend an investigation on the next day. He was arrested in the morning after opening Al-Rahma Gate.

Nidal Natsheh was also isolated from Al-Aqsa for 15 days. He was arrested after storming his home in the village of Silwan.