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Israel arrests 5 Palestinians at Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli occupation forces yesterday arrested five Palestinians near the Al-Rahma Gate in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Anadolu reported.

According to a statement issued by the Islamic Waqf in Jerusalem, they included one woman and  four men.

Eyewitnesses told the Anadolu Agency that Israeli forces attacked a number of the Palestinian worshippers before arresting the five Palestinians inside the Islamic holy site.

Since February last year, when the Al-Rahma Mosque was reopened after 16 years of closure by the Israel, occupation forces have escalated their violations against Muslim worshippers and the Al-Aqsa Mosque guards.

Israel did not issue any statement to clarify the reasons behind the detentions.

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