Israeli soldiers kidnapped, Sunday, six Palestinian Muslim worshipers in the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, as groups of Israeli fanatics stormed the area while chanting and carrying Israeli flags. The soldiers kidnapped the six Palestinians, and violently beat one of them causing various cuts and bruises, the WAFA Palestinian news agency said.
The kidnapped have been identified as camera operator Mohammad al-Qazzaz, Jarrah Abu Saleh, Tamer Shala’ta, Rami al-Fakhoury, Qussai Dandees and one woman who remained unidentified until the time of this report.
The arrests took place after local worshipers prevented groups of Israeli extremists from storming the courtyards of the mosque, before the soldiers invaded the area through the al-Magharba Gate.
Tension was also mounting near the Chain Gate as groups of Israeli fanatics gathered there while chanting, and trying to prevent the Muslim worshipers from entering the mosque.
Earlier on Sunday, the soldiers and police imposed severe restrictions on the local worshipers, and started pushing them away before kidnapping one woman and a young man.