ISRAEL STOPS PALESTINIAN PM ENTERING JERUSALEM

Palestinian Prime Minister  Rami Hamdallah (Photo: MEMO)
Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah (Photo: MEMO)

Al-Quds, 5 Dhulhijjah 1436/19 September 2015 (MINA) – The Israeli army today stopped Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and his delegation from entering occupied Jerusalem, the Palestinian government media centre reported.

In a statement the centre said: “Israeli army forces prevented Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, the Director of the General Intelligence Service Majid Faraj and the head of the Preventive Security Service Ziad Hab Al-Rih from entering the city of Jerusalem through the Hizma checkpoint in the east of the city.”

“Hamdallah and the delegation had intended to go to the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque in order to see the damage and violations against the mosque in recent days and stand with worshippers,” Middle East Monitor (MEMO) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

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Israeli police deployed large numbers of forces in occupied East Jerusalem today especially in the old town, its alleys and area around Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Since Sunday, Israeli forces have stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque daily, clashing with worshipers and firing tear gas, sound bombs, and rubber bullets on them, resulting in deaths and injuries among Palestinians.

Israeli security forces stand guard as the Palestinians perform Friday Prayer at the streets, due to Israeli Government’s entrance restriction to the al-Aqsa Mosque for the Palestinians under the age of 40 in Jerusalem, September 18, 2015. (T/P002/R04)

 

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)

 

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