After summoning him this morning, the Israeli security ordered the former Mufti of Jerusalem and current head of the Higher Islamic Council, Sheikh Ekrema Sabri, out of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compund for one week, according to WAFA sources.

The security forces raided Sabri’s home in occupied Jerusalem and handed him a note ordering him to appear at a Jerusalem police station for questioning, with regard to his Friday sermon at Al-Aqsa Mosque, which they claimed incited the people against the Israeli occupation.

Sabri, who often gives the Friday sermon at Al-Aqsa, was also told to appear at the police station in one week, for further interrogation, and possibly to extend his ban on entering Al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam’s third holiest site, for another week.

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