Palestinian protesters run away from tear gas fired by Israeli troops during clashes near the Jewish settlement of Bet El, near the West Bank city of Ramallah November 13, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman Palestinian protesters run away from tear gas fired by Israeli troops during clashes near the Jewish settlement of Bet El, near the West Bank city of Ramallah November 13, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

Israeli forces storm Bab al Rahma prayer area

By: MENA
Sun, Jul. 14, 2019
RAMALLAH, July 14 (MENA) - Israeli police stormed at dawn of Sunday Bab al Rahma prayer area inside Al Aqsa Mosque.

Before Fajr prayers, Israeli police stormed the prayer area, moving all wooden barriers and shoe racks out of the area and putting them meters away, Firas el Debs, public relations official at the Islamic Awqaf Department, said.

This is a cowardly act, he added.

Last week, Israeli forces barged into Bab al Rahma prayer area in a bid to provoke worshipers and force its re-closure.

The prayer area was re-opened in February after a 16-year closure by Israeli occupation authorities.
 
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