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Israel bans four Waqf staffers from being at Al-Aqsa Mosque for one week

 

JERUSALEM, Tuesday, January 15, 2019 (WAFA) – Israeli police released on Monday night four employees of the Muslim Waqf (endowment) department, which is in charge of the Muslim places in Jerusalem, and banned them from being at Al-Aqsa Mosque compound for one week, according to Firas al-Dibs, media officer at the Islamic Waqf department.

He said that the four, who work as guards at Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, were ordered to appear at a police station in Old Jerusalem on January 20.

Israeli police detained the four guards as they were leaving the compound after police imposed a siege for several hours on the Dome of the Rock mosque, which along with Al-Aqsa Mosque make the walled Al-Haram Al-Sharif (Nobel Sanctuary) compound, because one of the guards prevented a policeman wearing the Jewish kippah from entering the Dome of the Rock mosque.

The police ended the siege after hundreds of people started gathering at the mosque demanding reopening of the mosque for worship.

K.T./M.K.

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