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Israeli police assault worshippers, detain 12 in Jerusalem


JERUSALEM, June 5, 2018 (WAFA) – Israeli police Tuesday assaulted Palestinian Muslim worshippers inside Al-Aqsa Mosque courtyards and detained 12 from the southern mosque, known as al-Qibli, in East Jerusalem, according to WAFA correspondent.

He said that Israeli police stormed the holy site, where detained 12 Palestinian worshippers after assaulting them while reading the Quran in the courtyards.

The worshippers were detained purportedly for reading the Quran loud.    

One of the Waqf-appointed mosque’s guards described police raid into the holy site and detention of worshippers as a dangerous escalation.

He explained that police raids into the mosque compound are prohibited in the last ten days of the Islam’s holy month of Ramadan because many Muslim worshippers spend long times in the mosque.

This came as scores of Israeli settlers forced their way into the flashpoint site following calls by Jewish settler groups, known as “Temple Mount” organizations, for en masse intrusions into the holy site, so that it would not remain only exclusive to Muslims during the last ten days of Ramadan.

K.T./ K.F. 

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