Al-Aqsa: Arresting one woman and assaulting and beating others…arresting four Jerusalemites
September 20, 2015

The occupation forces arrested one woman and assaulted several other while they were at Al-Aqsa Gates after being prevented from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque. Wadi Hilweh Information Center was informed that the occupation arrested Jihad Ghazzawi after assaulting and beating her. Since the morning hours, the forces assaulted the women present at Al-Silsileh Gate and forced them to stay away from the area while a group of settlers protested in the area and practiced their religious rituals protected by the Israeli police in an attempt to provoke the Jerusalemites. The forces harassed the women near Al-Aqsa Gates and attempted to prevent them from staying around the gates especially Al-Majles and l-Qataneen; they randomly sprayed pepper gas near Hutta Gate. It is noteworthy that the occupation forces prevented nearly 60 Palestinians from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque (men, women and journalists) under the pretext of initiating problems inside Al-Aqsa; note that their names are listed in the “black lists” distributed at Al-Aqsa Gates. On Sunday, 146 extremist settlers broke into the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque through Dung Gate protected by the police amid chants of “God is Great” by the worshippers. He occupation police continued on Sunday to detain the men’s IDs before entering Al-Aqsa Mosque. Journalists’ sit-in A group of journalists carried out a sit-in near Al-Qataneen Gate to condemn the Israeli assaults against them in the past few days as several journalists were attacked, injured or arrested. Arrests The occupation authorities arrested on Sunday early morning three young men from the village of Jabal Al-Mukabber after raiding their homes. The detainees are: Mohammad Wasim Aweisat, Mohammad Aziz Aweisat and Jihad Ahmad Sroor. The forces also arrested the child Bara’ Mahmoud from the village of Esawyeh.