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Israeli Occupation Forces Assault Aqsa Mosque Guards

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JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces assaulted two guards at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Wednesday, witnesses said.The incident occurred as the guards intervened in the arrest of a Palestinian woman at the holy site, locals told Ma’an.

Hamza al-Nibali and Hussam Mirmish suffered bruising to the head, shoulders and neck following the assault.

Islamic Endowment director Sheikh Azzam al-Khatib and director of the mosque, Sheikh Omar al-Kiswani, arrived at the scene immediately to protest the assault.

An Israeli police spokesperson did not immediately return Ma’an’s request for information on the incident.

The third holiest site in Islam, the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound is also venerated as Judaism’s most holy place as it sits where Jews believe the First and Second Temples once stood.


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