Sunday, July 23
Latest News
  1. Palestinian teen killed by exploded landmine left over by Israeli army
  2. Several Palestinians injured, 1 seriously in clashes
  3. Celebration tent turned into mourning tent after teen slain in protest
  4. PA information ministry denounces Israel's targeting of journalists
  5. Jerusalemites observe strike in mourning for slain Palestinians
  6. Israeli forces detain Palestinian from Tuqu during military raid
  7. Israel detains 6 Palestinians, suppress protests in Jerusalem
  8. Abbas suspends contacts with Israel
  9. Israeli army raids, seals hometown of Palestinian assailant
  10. At least 2 Israelis killed in settlement stabbing, assailant shot

Fatah leader accosted in visit to Aqsa mosque

Sept. 18, 2013 12:36 A.M. (Updated: Sept. 18, 2013 2:14 P.M.)
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Lawmaker Azzam al-Ahmad was accosted by a group of people upon entering the al-Aqsa compound accompanied by a Jordanian delegation on Tuesday.

Witnesses said a group of Palestinians blocked the path of the Fatah leader and ordered him to leave the mosque before verbally abusing him.

The group was protesting his statements about entering Gaza on top of an Egyptian tank, onlookers observed.

Sheikh Azzam al-Khatib, the director of Jerusalem endowments, told Ma’an that the “al-Aqsa mosque is for all Muslims whatever their political views. Whoever comes here must be respected.”

He added: “Al-Aqsa is a place of worship. This is unacceptable and reprehensible.”
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2017