Monday, February 8, 2016

Al Aqsa Mosque Manager Banned by Israel from Entering Al Aqsa for Six Months

It was acts that this sparked off the current wave of violence that so far has killed about 168 Palestinians and 30 Israelis since October 1, 2015. Whoever gave the order has clearly learned nothing about how inflammatory acts like this can be. It is astoundingly irresponsible.

(Note: the following is from Press TV, a media outlet closely aligned with Iran. It is well known for taking a staunchly pro-Assad position regarding the ongoing catastrophe in Syria that the Assad regime created, as well as promoting 9/11 conspiracy theories. They have been quoted several times by PCG.)
Israeli security officials have banned the manager of the al-Aqsa Mosque compound from entering the site for six months.
Najih Bakirat has been barred from the location of the compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, which lies in the Israeli-occupied Old City of al-Quds (Jerusalem).
Avshalom Peled, an Israeli police deputy commander, said in a letter to Bakirat that the ban came into effect on January 31.
The manager is not permitted to "enter, stay or be found in the Temple Mount area, or its entrances, unless he is permitted by the deputy district commander," the letter read.
Peled also claimed that the "move is necessary to prevent serious harm to both people and property."
Israeli security officials alleged that Bakirat is a “radical and inciting figure” on the site. (Israel bans al-Aqsa Mosque manager from entering site for six months, February 1, 2016.)

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