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Israel bans Sheikh Kamal Al-Khatib from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli occupation police yesterday banned the Deputy Leader of the Islamic Movement in Israel, Sheikh Kamal Al-Khatib, and senior Arab officials from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque, Arab48 reported.

"The Israeli police prevented us from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque to perform Zuhur [midday] prayers," Al-Khatib told Arab48.

"The police officers started their provocation as soon as we arrived at the Lions Gate," he said. He believes there were no orders for them to be stopped; rather the officers had decided to restrict them themselves.

"Al-Aqsa Mosque is ours and it will remain ours alone. The occupation will be removed and the crows will leave its gates sooner or later."

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