Extremists break into Al-Aqsa and the arrest of two young men
October 10, 2013

A group of settlers broke into the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque on Thursday morning through Dung Gate on occasion of the so-called “the 848 anniversary of the Rambam rise to the Temple”. The Israeli police arrested two young men from Al-Aqsa courtyards and checked the IDs of several Marabouts while being close by Al-Qibli Mosque. Witnesses said that a group of 23 extremists broke into Al-Aqsa and were led by extremist Yehuda Ghalbak. They went on tours in the courtyards as they started from Dung Gate, Al-Qibli Mosque courtyard, Al-Marwani chapel and Al-Rahma Gate towards Lions and Al-Qataneen Gates and ended by Al-Silsileh Gate. Another group of 27 extremists also broke into Al-Aqsa. The number of settlers that broke into Al-Aqsa until 10.30 a.m. were 72 extremists and the police arrested two journalist photographers; Mohammad Al-Fateh Abu Sneineh and Suhaib Salhab. Verbal altercations broke out near Al-Silsileh gate between the Marabouts and several extremists.