Occupied Jerusalem – Israeli occupation forces briefly detain a Palestinian child in the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied city of Jerusalem earlier on Friday.
Local sources said the Israeli forces stopped a Palestinian child, briefly detained and searched him in the courtyards of the mosque today.
— Palestine Foundation | فلسطین فاؤنڈیشن پاکستان (@plf_pak) September 3, 2021
Every Friday, thousands of Palestinians stream to the Al-Aqsa mosque, the world’s third-holiest site for Muslims, to recite the Holy Quran before performing Friday prayer.
The Palestinian worshipers are always provoked, assaulted and detained by Israeli forces stationed at the gates of the mosque and deployed in its courtyards.
Every day of the week, the occupation forces facilitate and protect the Israeli settlers’ incursions to the mosque which has been intensively allowed by the occupation authorities since 2003, despite repeated objections and warnings by the Palestinian religious authorities as the visits provoke worshippers of the mosque.