Israeli court bans Palestinian activists from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque

Palestinians gather to protest against Israeli restrictions on Al-Aqsa Mosque, in Gaza City, Gaza on 23 July 2017

The Israeli Magistrates Court in Jerusalem yesterday banned five Palestinian activists and political leaders from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque until 2 August.

According to the Palestinian Prisoners Club the Israeli court has released the activists. As well as temporarily banning them from entering Jerusalem they have prohibited them from using social media, giving interviews or participating in demonstrations until 27 August.

Among those who have been prohibited are head of the Fatah movement in Jerusalem Hatem Abd Al-Qader; Fatah’s Jerusalem secretary Adnan Ghaith and activists Nasser Hadmi, Nasser Ajaj and Muhamnad Al-Hawa.

The court also ordered the five Jerusalemites to pay a third party guarantee of NIS 5,000 ($1,800).

Read: Day of Rage at Al-Aqsa Mosque

On Saturday evening the Israeli court extended the detention of eight citizens arrested in the past two days pending investigations. Moataz Eidah and Louai Jaber were severely injured during their arrest.

The court has also extended the detention of seven people including 16-year-old Hassan Al-Ajlouni and another 42-year-old Palestinian on charges of praying against police officers orders during a Friday sermon. Israeli police said that the sermon incited violence and promoted terrorism.

(Source / 24.07.2017)

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