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Israeli police detain an employee of Al-Aqsa Mosque for opening door to Bab al-Rahma


JERUSALEM, Thursday, April 04, 2019 (WAFA) – Israeli police continued today their campaign against employees of Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem who open the doors to Bab al-Rahma prayer area located within the Muslim holy compound with the arrest this morning of Khader Ajlouni, according to officials of the Muslim Waqf department in charge of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

They said police arrested Ajlouni immediately after opening the doors to Bab al-Rahma to allow Muslim worshippers to hold prayers there.

Police have been detaining the employees who open the doors to Bab al-Rahma, which the police claimed were ordered closed for the past 16 years, and then ban them from entering the Mosque compound for a week or more.

Over 20 employees have been detained and banned from the Mosque in the last month and more than 100 people were also banned from being in the Mosque compound for various periods of times that can reach up to six months.

The latest such ban was against Fawaz Ighbarieh, a Palestinian from inside Israel, who was ordered yesterday to keep away from Al-Aqsa Mosque for four months.


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