For the fourth consecutive day, women are prevented from entering Al-Aqsa
September 3, 2014

The Israeli police prevented dozens of women from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque for the fourth consecutive day and also prevented them from gathering at its gates. Wadi Hilweh Information Center was informed that the Israeli police pushed the women that were present at Al-Silsileh, Al-Majles and Hutta Gates and evacuated them towards Lions’ Gate; note that they performed the Noon Prayer near the area of Lions’ Gate. The women explained that the police assaulted them and beat some of them and pushed others to the ground while they were gathered near Al-Aqsa Gates. They also assaulted one woman using a sharp tool and she was transferred to the hospital for treatment. Clashes broke out between the young men and Israeli Special Forces near Al-Majles Gate during a sit-in carried out by the young men against preventing women from entering Al-Aqsa; one young man was arrested by the police. The police arrested three citizens from inside Al-Aqsa Mosque after a group of settlers broke into the Mosque and carried out a provoking tour inside its courtyards.