In the same context, Israeli occupation authorities decided, on Sunday, to temporarily expel five guards fromÂ Al-Aqsa Mosque for periods ranging from four to six months.
According to Al Ray, the six-month deportation decision included guards Fadi Alian, Louai Abu Saad, Ahmed Abu Alia and a member of the Jerusalem district Awad Salaymeh.
The occupation decided to expel Yahya Shehadeh and Salman Abu Miyaleh, for 4 months, from the mosque.
It is the third holiest site in Islam and also venerated as Judaismâ€™s most holy place, alleged to be the original site of Solomonâ€™s Temple. Disputes surrounding visitation to the site have historically flared tensions in the occupied Palestinian territory.
In 2003, the Israeli government unilaterally decided â€” despite the objections of the Islamic Endowments Department â€” to allow non-Muslim visitors into the complex.
Since then, under increasingly right-wing Israeli governments, extremist Jewish settlers have been allowed into the site in ever greater numbers â€” usually protected by Israeli security forces â€” while Palestinian access to the site has become increasingly restricted.
The number of Israeli settlers storming the holy site has risen sinceÂ US president Donald Trumpâ€™s declaration of occupied Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.Â Members of the so-called â€śTemple Mountâ€ť movement have been publicly calling its followers to participate in wide scale mass raids on the holy site.
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