Israeli settlers storm Al-Aqsa, IOF conduct arrest campaign
Dozens of settlers storm Al-Aqsa Mosque from the Mughrabi Gate, and the Israeli occupation launches an arrest campaign in the West Bank.
Today, Sunday, dozens of settlers stormed the yards of Al-Aqsa Mosque, under the protection of the Israeli occupation police.
The Palestinian Wafa Agency reported that dozens of settlers stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque in groups from the side of the Mughrabi Gate, performed Talmudic rituals, and carried out provocative tours in its courtyards.
The so-called "Women for the Temple" group called on settlers to participate in the storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque, on the anniversary of the occupation of East Al-Quds, or what they call the "Unification of Jerusalem Day", which falls on the 29th of May, as part of the settler groups' efforts to impose public Talmudic rituals in occupied Al-Quds.
The leader of the “Lahava” settlement organization, Bentzi Gopstein, also called on the settlers to storm Al-Aqsa on “Al-Quds Day” at the end of this month, as it is “the day to begin demolishing the Dome of the Rock.”
Recently, the attacks and violations of the Israeli occupation authorities against Al-Aqsa Mosque and the occupied city of Al-Quds and its Palestinian residents, have escalated. Moreover, the calls to storm Al-Aqsa Mosque and attempts to impose hegemony and control over the Mosque have increased.
Arrests in the West Bank
The occupation forces launched a campaign of arrests in several cities in the occupied West Bank, after incursions and attacks they had carried out today, Sunday.
In the city of Ramallah, the occupation forces arrested five Palestinians: Muhammad Abdel Qader Nofal, Awad Jum`a Hammad, Mahmoud Maher Hammad, Muhammad Ezzat Hammad, and Obada Husam Hammad.
In the city of Nablus, the Israeli occupation forces raided Ain Beit Al-Maa refugee camp, raided the home of the freed prisoner Hilal Shaheen, searched it, tampered with its contents, and arrested his father, Muhammad Shaheen.
اقتحمت قوات الاحتلال مخيم عين بيت الماء، وداهمت منزل الأسير المحرر هلال شاهين، وقامت بتفتيشه والعبث بمحتوياته، واعتقلت والده محمد شاهين، عندما لم تعثر على نجله هلال pic.twitter.com/rxSNv81cb6— Wafa News Agency (@WAFA_PS) May 22, 2022
In Beit Lahm, the occupation forces arrested two young men from the town of Beit Fajjar, south of the city, Muhammad Ibrahim Taqatqa and Yazan Mahmoud Taqatqa, after they raided and searched their families' homes.
قوات الاحتلال تعتقل الشابين محمد إبراهيم طقاطقة ويزن محمود طقاطقة عقب اقتحام منزليهما وتفتيش محتوياتهما في بلدة بيت فجار جنوب بيت لحم pic.twitter.com/VBm2fMyGJD— النجاح الإخباري - Al Najah News (@newsnajah) May 22, 2022