JERUSALEM, March 27 , 2017 (WAFA) – Israeli police detained four guards of the Muslim holy site, Al-Aqsa Mosque, in Jerusalem after they stopped a Jewish archaeologist from stealing an ancient mosque stone.
Police first detained three guards when they attempted to block the theft of the stone and shoved the director of Al-Aqsa Mosque, Omar Kiswani, when he tried to intervene on behalf of the employees.
A fourth guard was later detained for the same reason.
All four were taken into custody.
Fanatic Jews claim Al-Aqsa Mosque compound is the site of the old Jewish temples.
Muslim fear the Jewish fanatics want to destroy the mosque to build a temple on its ruins.
Al-Aqsa Mosque is under Jordanian custody and its staff, including the guards, are Jordanian government employees.