Dozens of settlers storm Al-Aqsa Mosque and the occupation intelligence summons two journalists for investigation
October 8, 2019

 

Dozens of settlers stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque on Tuesday, on the eve of “Kippur” holiday, while the Israeli police released two journalists after interrogating them.

Wadi Hilweh Information Center explained that 308 settlers stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque on Tuesday during the morning and afternoon incursion periods, including the Minister of Agriculture in the Israeli government Uri Ariel.

The Israeli occupation forces, officers, police and intelligence personnel were deployed in Al-Aqsa courtyards during the morning and afternoon incursion periods. Also, armed forces accompanied some of the settlers’ groups. 

The Israeli intelligence officers pursued Jerusalemite journalists, who were present in Al-Aqsa and filmed the incursions.Maisa AbuGhazaleh and Sondos Aweis were summoned for investigationat Al-Qishleh police station in the Old City of Jerusalem on charges of "disturbing public order by filming the settlers in Al-Aqsa”. They were released after several hours of investigation.

Israeli police seized the ID cards of worshipers before allowing them to enter Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The Israeli occupation forces arrested a young man from the Old City of Jerusalem and took him to Al-Qishleh police station.