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Israel bans Jerusalem activist from Al-Aqsa for 6 months

April 19, 2021 at 12:11 pm

Jerusalemite activist Mohamed Arnaout [@PlusQuds/Twitter]

Israeli occupation yesterday summoned Jerusalemite activist Mohamed Arnaout for questioning at the Qishla detention centre and handed him an order banning his entry to Al-Aqsa Mosque for six months, the Palestinian Information Centre reported.

Arnaout is an ex-detainee who has spent over 15 months in Israeli jails because of his active role in exposing Israeli demolition and displacement campaigns in the Palestinian neighbourhoods of the holy city.

Israeli police had already banned him from international travel.

Arnaout is married and a father of five. Occupation authorities have previously prevented his wife from visiting him while in detention.

Al-Aqsa Mosque is facing Judaisation plans, as right-wing settler groups have repeatedly called for their supporters to storm and occupy the Muslim holy site in an effort to divide it spatially and temporally between Muslims and Jews.

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