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Israel arrests 5 Palestinians at Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli occupation forces yesterday arrested five Palestinians near the Al-Rahma Gate in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Anadolu reported.

According to a statement issued by the Islamic Waqf in Jerusalem, they included one woman and  four men.

Eyewitnesses told the Anadolu Agency that Israeli forces attacked a number of the Palestinian worshippers before arresting the five Palestinians inside the Islamic holy site.

after 16 years of closure by the Israel, occupation forces have escalated their violations against Muslim worshippers and the Al-Aqsa Mosque guards.

Israel did not issue any statement to clarify the reasons behind the detentions.

Since February last year, when the Al-Rahma Mosque was reopened