Israeli Police arrest 2 Palestinian Women, man at Aqsa Compound (Photo : Maan)
Israeli Police arrest 2 Palestinian Women, man at Aqsa Compound (Photo : Maan)

Jerusalem, 7 Dzulhijjah 1435/30 September 2014 (MINA) – Israeli police on Monday detained two Palestinian women and a man at the al-Aqsa compound in Jerusalem, witnesses said.

Eyewitnesses told Ma’an that Rania Abu al-Hawa, Islam Abu Sneineh, and her husband were detained at the holy site and taken to the Chain Gate police station.

They were later transferred to the al-Qashla police station in the Old City, Maan News Agency quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting, Tuesday.

Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told Ma’an three suspects were arrested while “groups (were) visiting on the Temple Mount.”

He said stones were thrown at police officers at that there were “cries of ‘Allahu Akbar,’ et cetara” from Palestinians in the area.

Israeli forces regularly escort Jewish visitors to the Al-Aqsa compound, leading to tension with Palestinian worshipers.

The compound, which sits just above the Western Wall plaza, houses both the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque and is the third holiest site in Islam.

It is also venerated as Judaism’s most holy place as it sits above the site where Jews believe the First and Second Temples once stood.

Al-Aqsa is located in East Jerusalem, a part of the internationally recognized Palestinian territories that have been occupied by the Israeli military since 1967. (T/P002R03)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)