Awqaf Warns of Israeli Arrests, Violations at Al-Aqsa

Al-Quds, 25 Syawwal 1437/30 July 2016 (MINA) – The Al-Awqaf Council for Islamic Affairs, the Islamic Supreme Authority, and Dar Al-Fatwa issued a joint statement on Friday evening denouncing Israeli arrests and violations at Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The joint statement pointed out that Israeli authorities arrested over the few past days two guards of Al-Aqsa Mosque and an employee at the holy shine’s administration, according  to Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA), quoting PIC news report here Saturday (30/7).

Other employees at al-Aqsa were earlier summoned for investigation and denied access into the compound for different periods of time.

Heavy fines were also imposed on them. The statement described the Israeli deliberate targeting of Al-Aqsa’s employees and guards as a systematic punitive policy aims at silencing protests against settlers’ provocative presence in the Islamic holy shrine.

The statement also warned Israeli authorities of continuing attacks against Al-Aqsa’s employees and guards. (T/P008/R07)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)