Israeli police ban 3 Jerusalemites from entering Aqsa

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 9:29:04 AM

The Israeli police on Tuesday decided to ban two Palestinian youths from entering the Old City and al-Aqsa Mosque for two months.

Activist Mona Barbar told Quds Press that the Israeli police on Monday assaulted a group of Palestinian youths in Bab al-Amud area near al-Aqsa Mosque.

The activist said that the youths were violently beaten and sprayed with pepper gas, adding that two of them were arrested: her son Abed Barbar and another youth called Mustafa al-Hashlamon.

Mona Barbar said that the Israeli police on Tuesday decided to release them on bail and on condition of staying away from the Old City for 60 days.

In a related context, Quds Press said that the Israeli police on Tuesday arrested the Palestinian youth Thaer Fasfous and interrogated him for hours before it was decided to ban him from entering al-Aqsa Mosque for two weeks.

Israeli interrogators accused Fasfous of disrupting Israeli settlers' tours in al-Aqsa Mosque and being a member of a "terrorist group".

The Israeli police have recently stepped up their campaigns against Al-Quds (Jerusalem) youths and worshipers as well as Islamic Awqaf employees.

Over the past week, dozens of them have been arrested or have received orders banning them from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque for weeks or months.

Source: Palestinian Information Center