Israeli Police Arrest Two, Assault Female Protestors at Al-Aqsa Mosque

JERUSALEM, April 23, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli police in Jerusalem arrested on Thursday two Palestinians, and assaulted women protesters who were banned from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound, said WAFA correspondent.

Witnesses said that Taher Khalil and Tamer Shala’ta were detained by Israeli police units in front Bab al-Silsila gate (Chain gate) which leads to Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Meanwhile, worshippers inside Al-Aqsa Mosque clashed with the settlers who stormed the Mosque early morning under the protection of the Israeli police.

Leaders of settler organizations of the so-called Temple, declared their intentions to hold private events and celebrations on Thursday, marking the anniversary of the Occupation of Jerusalem.

These events coincide with Israeli calls to commemorate the so called national and private “Memorial Day”, at several cemeteries and war memorials across Israel, with the slogan of ‘the Temple Mount in our hands’, which will lead eventually to extensive attacks on civilians and their properties in the old city of Jerusalem.