JERUSALEM – According to a WAFA correspondent, Israeli police seized and detained Sheikh Omar Kiswani, the director of Al-Aqsa Mosque.
In accordance with local sources, the police seized Kiswani’s laptop and other documents from his home after thoroughly searching and robbing it.
A police station held Kiswani for several hours before releasing him.
As a result of Israeli threats against officials and activists who call for a vigil at the Muslim holy site, Kiswani is believed to have been detained. In violation of the decades-long status quo that asserts Al-Aqsa Mosque is a Muslim-only holy place where worship is only permitted for Muslims, Jewish fanatics plan to break into the mosque during the upcoming Jewish holidays and perform rituals.
For days and weeks to come, dozens of Palestinians from East Jerusalem have been detained or ordered to stay away from the Al-Aqsa Mosque.