Expelling Sheikh Ekrima Sabri from Al-Aqsa Mosque…arresting boys from Jerusalem
October 10, 2021

On Sunday, the occupation authorities expelled the head of the Supreme Islamic Council and the Imam and preacher of Al-Aqsa Mosque, Sheikh Ekrima Sabri, from Al-Aqsa for a week, with the possibility of renewing the decision for several months.

The occupation intelligence stormed the house of Sheikh Ekrima Sabri in the Al-Sowaneh neighborhood, and demanded that he come for investigationat Al-Maskobyeh police station, and the interrogation lasted for about 5 hours.

Sheikh Sabri explained that the investigation was about "praying in the Bab al-Rahma chapel, his sermons in mosques, and his presence at Al-Aqsa leading to a breach of order."

Sheikh Sabri denied all the charges against him, stressing that the Bab al-Rahma prayer hall is an integral part of Al-Aqsa and is open to Muslims.

Sheikh Sabri rejected the expulsion decision, stressing his right to pray at Al-Aqsa.

On the other hand, the occupation forces arrested two boys from Al-Musrara area in Jerusalem. They are: Qais Sharha and Naim Al-Amouri, after the "light rail” guardsattacked them.