Israeli Police Prevent European Delegation from Reaching Al-Aqsa

Photo: PIC

Occupied Jerusalem, MINA – The Israeli police prevented on Friday a European parliamentary delegation from approaching the gates of al-Aqsa Mosque on the second day of their visit to Occupied Jerusalem.

The delegation, composed of Lee Rhiannon, a senator of the Australian Greens Party, and Paul Monaghan, a leader of the Scottish National Party, visited the Old City of Jerusalem and were briefed on the Judaization and settlement activities in the area, the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) reported.

They conducted another visit to Shu’fat refugee camp and were detailed on the tough conditions facing its residents in light of the severe overcrowding, the lack of infrastructure and the Israeli municipality’s negligence of their basic needs.

The parliamentary delegation went on a field visit to Hizma village, which used to be an integral part of Jerusalem before part of it became isolated behind the separation wall.

The delegation met at the end of the second day with representatives of civil society institutions to discuss the latest Israeli measures in Jerusalem and the Israeli policies of displacement and collective punishment pursued against Jerusalemites.(T/R04/RS5)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)