Israeli soldiers attacked, on Thursday, an elderly Palestinian man while detaining him at the Chain Gate, one of the gates of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, and released him later.Eyewitnesses said the soldiers initially thought the elderly man, identified as Kheir ash-Sheemy, previously received an order denying him access to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and released him after realizing no such orders were issued against him.
Dozens of police officers, and soldiers, have been deployed in Jerusalem’s Old City, especially around the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and prevented Palestinian children from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque, as part of their summer camp activities.
In addition, scores of Israeli extremists stormed the courtyards of the mosque, through the al-Magharba Gate, under heavy police and army accompaniment, and conducted proactive acts targeting Muslim worshipers.
Also on Thursday, soldiers kidnapped a young Palestinian man and two children, in Silwan town, in occupied East Jerusalem. http://www.imemc.org/article/72337
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