Israel Arrests Director of Al-Aqsa Mosque

JERUSALEM, June 12, 2013 (WAFA) – Israeli police arrested Tuesday night the director of al- Aqsa Mosque, Najeh Bkairat, at Allenby bridge crossing between the West Bank and Jordan upon his return to Jerusalem, Waqf sources said Wednesday.

Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Adnan Husseini and Director of the Islamic Waqf Council Sheikh Abdel Azzim Salhab condemned the arrest, which they described as a violation of international law and conventions.

Bkairat has been banned from entering the Mosque area for seven consecutive times and for six months each time.

Source: WAFA News