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Israel Police set up watchtower at entrance to Al-Aqsa

June 19, 2018 at 10:04 am

Palestinian Muslims perform at Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound in Jerusalem on 8 June 2018 [Mostafa Alkharouf / Anadolu Agency]

Israel Police yesterday set up a watchtower on top of the Bab Al-Rahma gate to Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem.

Israeli policemen were seen in the early morning patrolling the new watchtower and destroying Bab Al-Rahma hill, adjacent to the Bab Al-Rahma cemetery. The area had been renovated by Muslim worshippers during the holy month of Ramadan which came to an end on Friday.

The area has long come under attack by Israeli occupation forces with officers of Israel’s Nature And Parks Authority (INPA) digging up Palestinian graves in the cemetery to ready for plans to build “a national [Israeli] park on parts of the cemetery’s land”.

Timeline: Israel’s attacks on Al-Aqsa Mosque