Â The Israeli District Court, in occupied Jerusalem, indicted seven elderly Palestinian men of what it called âjoining a hostile organization,â for their activities, nonviolently resisting the provocative tours conducted by Israeli extremists into the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The indictments were filed against Saâadi Rajabi, Anwar al-Qaaq, âAdli Abu Ermeila, Mohammad Taher Arafa, Jamal Natsha and Khader Abu Sneina.
The Court will be holding a hearing into the indictments on May 17, and also decided to prevent the men from entering the Old City of occupied Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, until that date.
The seven Palestinians were among fourteen elderly men, who were kidnapped by the Israeli army in different parts of occupied Jerusalem, on April 14.
Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.