Israeli Forces Detain Palestinian, Summon Another from Jerusalem, Hebron

JERUSALEM, July 1, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli police and army early Wednesday detained a Palestinian and summoned another from both Jerusalem and Hebron districts, said security sources.

Israeli police detained a female Islamic religion teacher while she was entering Al-Aqsa Mosque compound via Bab al-Asbat (Lions’ Gate).

Hanadi al-Halawani was detained for teaching in the Mosque and moved to al-Qashla interrogation and detention center near Bab al-Khalil (Jaffa Gate).

Furthermore, Israeli police decided to ban a young Palestinian man from entering into the Mosque.

Amjad al-Basti, a resident of the Old City’s neighborhood of Bab-Hatta, was banned entry into the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound for two weeks, a day after he was detained under the pretext of confronting Israeli settler groups that forced their way into the compound.

This came as small groups of Jewish settlers, protected by special police reinforcements, forced their way into the compound, provoking worshipers who were present at the site.

Meanwhile in Hebron district, forces stormed Idhna town to the west of the city, where they summoned one Palestinian.

Isma‘il al-Nattah, 36, an ex-detainee, was handed a notice to appear before Israeli intelligence.

Israeli army forces also stormed several Hebron neighborhoods as well as al-Arrub refugee camp. No clashes were reported during the raids.