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 Jerusalemâ€™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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