JERUSALEM, May 28, 2013 (WAFA) – Israeli police Tuesday arrested a guard of al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem for asking Jewish fanatics not to hold rituals on the Muslim holy site, according to Al-Aqsa Foundation.
It said in a statement that a group of Jewish fanatics who entered the compound of al-Aqsa Mosque through the visitation program attempted to hold rituals on the site in violation of an agreement between the Muslim Waqf (trust), which runs the compound, and the Israeli police.
A Mosque guard attempted to stop the fanatics and asked the police accompanying them to take them out of the compound.
Instead, the police arrested the guard and took him to a nearby police station, said the statement, as more fanatics were allowed to perform Jewish rituals on the compound provoking strong protest from Muslim worshippers.
Muslims fear the increase in the number of Jewish fanatics allowed to enter the compound and the fact that police allows them to hold rituals there indicate a policy in which Israel intends to divide the Mosque between Muslims and Jews, who claim that it was the site of their temples destroyed over 2000 years ago.
Source: WAFA News