JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli authorities banned at least five Palestinians from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem on Wednesday for periods between 30 days and six months.
Israeli intelligence detained and summoned several Palestinians from Jerusalem and issued orders banning them from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, including two Islamic Endowment (Waqf) employees working at the holy site.
Head of Public Relations and Media department of the Islamic Endowment Firas al-Dibs said that Israeli intelligence had delivered the orders to the Head of the Informaton department Tariq Marwan al-Hashlamoun and Al-Aqsa guard Hamza Nimr, banning both from the holy site for six months.
Al-Dibs added that Nimr was also detained a month ago and banned from Al-Aqsa for several days at the time.
Israeli forces also detained Jamil al-Abbasi as he was leaving the mosque, transferred him for interrogation at al-Qishla police station, and gave him an order banning him from Al-Aqsa for four months.
Amjad Abu Asab, the head of the Jerusalem Families of Prisoners’ Committee, and several others were delivered orders banning them from Al-Aqsa for 30 days. Abu Asab was also summoned for interrogation on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Israeli forces detained Khalid al-Zir on Tuesday at dawn after raiding his house in Silwan, and released him later after giving him an order banning him from Al-Aqsa for 30 days and imposing a 2,000-shekel ($547) fine.