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Israeli Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque; 12 Palestinians Arrested in West Bank


Mon 24 Jun 2024 | 09:37 PM
Dozens of Israeli Settlers Break into Al Aqsa Mosque Compound
Dozens of Israeli Settlers Break into Al Aqsa Mosque Compound
By Ahmad El-Assasy

Israeli settlers stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem today, under the protection of Israeli police.

Eyewitnesses reported that the settlers entered Al-Aqsa in successive groups, conducting provocative tours and performing Talmudic rituals in its courtyards. The Israeli police transformed the Old City of occupied Jerusalem into a military zone, deploying hundreds of officers in its streets, especially around the gates of Al-Aqsa, and imposed restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshippers.

In related news, Israeli occupation forces arrested at least 12 Palestinians from the West Bank since last night and until this morning, including a woman from Hebron, as well as children, one of whom is injured, and former prisoners.

According to a joint statement from the Prisoners’ Club and the Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs, the occupation forces conducted extensive field interrogations in the towns of Silwad and Kafr Ni’ma in the Ramallah and Al-Bireh Governorate, affecting at least 80 individuals. Most were released later, but the exact identities and numbers of those still detained remain unclear.

The statement added that the occupation continues to carry out widespread raids and brutalization, accompanied by severe beatings and threats against detainees and their families, along with vandalism and destruction in homes.

The statement also noted that since October 7, the number of arrests has reached approximately 9,360. This figure includes those arrested from their homes, at military checkpoints, those forced to surrender under pressure, and those held as hostages.

It highlighted that the occupation’s arrest campaigns in the West Bank are characterized by unprecedented levels of abuse and torture against detainees and their families, without exempting the sick, wounded, and elderly.