Israeli police storm the Dome of the Rock at Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli Border Police officers arrest a Palestinian man at Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem (Mostafa Alkharouf - Anadolu Agency)

Middle East Monitor  /  November 4, 2021

The Israeli occupation police stormed the Dome of the Rock in Al-Aqsa Mosque, in an attempt to prevent maintenance work, Palestinian Information Centre reports.

According to the report, local sources said that members of the occupation police tried to obstruct the electricity maintenance work carried out by the Reconstruction Committee at the Dome of the Rock.

It added that altercations took place between the director of the Reconstruction Committee, Bassam al-Hallaq, and the police, who threatened to take him to a detention centre in Jerusalem.

Some 126 Jewish Israelis stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque during the morning period and carried out tours in its courtyards, as well as performing rituals in the eastern section of it, the report says.

Since the occupation of Jerusalem in 1967, the occupation authorities control the keys to the Mughrabi Gate and, through it, Jewish Israelis and occupation forces carry out daily incursions.