The occupation forces arrest 7 women and a citizen
March 7, 2019


On Thursday, the Israeli occupation forces arrested seven women and a man on their way out of Al-Aqsa Mosque. The settlers continued their provocations during the storming of the mosque and Bab Al-Rahma cemetery, in addition to organizing a night march at the gates of Al-Aqsa.

The lawyer, Khalid Zabarqa, said that the Israeli police extended the detention of the women on Wednesday on charges of "disrupting the public order in Al-Aqsa Mosque." He pointed out that the detainees are: Nahida Mahajneh, Islam Mahameed, Noor Mahameed, Muntaha Imara, Samah Mahameed, Ra’eda Saeed, Souad Obeidyeh and Sheikh Nour Rajabi.

The information center explained that the Israeli police executed the arrests on the gates of the Al-Aqsa Mosque "Lions, Hutta and Al-Majles”, where it tightened its procedures at the gates of Al-Aqsa, in addition to the presence of intelligence personnel in its courtyards.

The center added that the occupation forces accompanied by the intelligence stormed the chapel of Al-Rahma Gate at noon, and photographed the worshipers present in the area.

The Israeli occupation police also deported Mohammed Abdel Basset Al-Razzim from Al-Aqsa for three months. The Israeli intelligence service summoned him for investigation after storming his home in Jerusalem.

Storming Bab Al-Rahma Cemetery

Dozens of settlers stormed the cemetery of Bab Al-Rahma, and performed their own rituals inside the cemetery. They also violated the sanctity of the place by walking on the graves.

A monthly march

Dozens of settlers organized the "March of the gates/ Monthly March", which runs from Al-Buraq Wall through the gates of the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the outside. During the march, settlers formed dancing and singing rings and performed special rituals while raising Israeli flags.

Eyewitnesses said that the Israeli police provided full protection to the settlers, and also closed some roads, especially those leading to Dung Gate.