Yesterday, an Israeli bulldozer demolished a mosque that was erected in a refugee camp located in occupied East Jerusalem. Violations against the Palestinian Muslim community continued in the region with attacks on a woman, a child and an elderly at al-Aqsa Mosque.
According to the spokesman of the camp, Thaer Fasfous, the Israeli municipality of Jerusalem ordered bulldozers to demolish al-Rebat mosque in the Shufat refugee camp, located next to an Israeli military checkpoint and a section of the massive apartheid wall which courses in and around the West Bank region.
He added, in a statement to Al Ray, that the building had been used by drug users, in the past, but that it was converted into a mosque, in the attempt to make it into a holy place.
Israeli forces destroyed the mosque to turn the area into a trash pit.
The PNN further reports that, on the same day, special forces took an elderly Palestinian man from the al-Aqsa mosque compound and transferred him to an interrogation center in Jerusalem.
Also on Thursday, Ziad Abu Rahal, a Palestinian student from the city of Nazareth, was arrested while trying to prevent Israeli settlers from storming the compound.
Two days ago, soldiers attacked a woman and a child in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, after around 80 Israeli settlers raided the compound with the support of Israeli Police.
According to an eyewitness in the area, the Israeli army assaulted a teacher, Randa Abu- Sneineh, and her student, Meslah Naser Shhadeh, upon which they were transferred to a nearby hospital.
The day before, Israeli forces arrested four children between the ages of 11 and 14, for flying a kite made with a plastic bag.
The so-called ‘Temple Mount’ group has called for a general campaign against al-Aqsa as Ramadan approaches.
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