An Israeli policeman assaults one of Al-Aqsa guards
November 28, 2013

An Israeli policeman assaulted 60-year old Omar Za’aneen, one of Al-Aqsa guards on Thursday night; Omar lost consciousness as a result. Witnesses said that one policeman tried to close Al-Silsileh gate -one of Al-Aqsa gates- at 7:15 p.m. and before all worshippers were able to leave the Mosque. The guard refused to close the gate and insisted on closing it as scheduled. Verbal altercation broke out between the two sides and then the policeman pushed, assaulted and severely beat the guard which led to him falling on the ground and losing consciousness; note that he has heart problems and has a device installed in his heart. Witnesses added that the guard was transferred to Shaare Zedek Hospital for treatment.