Israeli soldiers kidnapped, Thursday, two Palestinian teenager girls, tenth grade students of the Al-Aqsa School, and also kidnapped two young men near the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Army also imposed more restrictions on the entry into the Al-Aqsa Mosque.Head of the Al-Aqsa School ‘Ehad Sabri said the soldiers kidnapped two tenth grade students, identified as Isra’ Ghazzawi and Bara’ Ghazzawi near the Chain Gate, after denying them access into the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and their Aqsa School.
On Wednesday, soldiers denied Isra’ Ghazzawi, Bara’ Ghazzawi and Kawthar Ghazzawi access into the Al-Aqsa Mosque, after the Israeli officer in charge claimed “they make trouble.”
Sabri added that the police also denied many students and teachers entry into the Al-Aqsa Mosque through Bab Hatta, and forced them to use the Chain Gate.
Sabri also said that, since the new school year began three days ago, the army started a series of violations to obstruct the educational process in the Al-Aqsa School, using various means, including preventing the students and teachers from entering Al-Aqsa through any other gate but the Chain Gate.
Once the students make it to the Chain Gate, the soldiers and police try to hold them, and force them to wait for extended periods, while examining their ID cards or birth certificates.
The Al-Aqsa Sharia School provides education to 120 young women, from the seventh through the tenth grade.
Sabri said the Israeli restrictions are serious violations that target the educational process, and violate the students’ right to education, in addition to intimidating the students.
It is worth mentioning that the soldiers also imposed a strict siege on the Al-Aqsa Mosque, for the third consecutive day, preventing most Palestinians from entering it while allowing Israeli fanatics to conduct provocative tours.
The soldiers also installed iron roadblocks on the gates of the mosque, assaulted several Palestinians near the Chain Gate and the al-Majlis Gate, and kidnapped two young men identified as Khaled Hijazi and Ahmad Zghayyar.