Israeli police arrested two right-wing Jewish Israelis today after they attempted to sneak into the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound disguised as Muslims, Ma’an news agency reported locals and Israeli police saying.
Israeli police spokeswoman Luba Al-Samri said the two young men were approaching the King Faisal Gate of Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The officers approached the two for inspection, who said they were Muslims heading to the mosque. The officers checked their identification documents to reveal that they were 21-year-old Jewish Israelis.
They were arrested and taken to Al-Qishla police station in occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City for questioning, Al-Samri added.