On Monday March 27th 2017 Israel’s occupation forces arrested ten guards of the al-Aqsa mosque compound in East Jerusalem after they tried to stop an Israeli archaeologist – escorted occupation forces – from removing a stone from the compound.
The archaeologist wanted to removed a stone from an underground section of the compound under the al-Qibli mosque, which is not open to public. The guards stopped him, but the archaeologist soon tried again. At some point there was an altercation between the guards and Israel’s occupation forces escorting the archaeologist.
Three of the ten guards – employees of Jordan’s Ministry of Religious Endowments and Islamic Affairs – were arrested from the al-Aqsa mosque compound and seven others from their homes later.
Five of them were later released and five are being charged for ‘assaulting’ Israel’s occupation forces’ members.
The guards’ names are: Samir al-Qabbani, Luay Abu al-Saad, Khalil al-Tarhouni, Salman Abu Mayyala, Muhammad Idriss, Ahed Judah, Qasim Kamal, Hamza Nimr, Arafat Najib and Usama Siyam.
Extremist Zionists under Israeli occupation escort also entered the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, the third holiest site in Islam, to perform religious rituals.
(This is an updated post. The original article can be viewed here.)
PHOTOS: قناة القدس الفضائية