Published: 2019-03-10 11:10
Last Updated: 2019-03-10 11:44
The Department of Awqaf condemned Israel's violations at Al-Aqsa Mosque after a video went viral of an Israeli police officer refusing to remove his shoes upon entering Bab Al-Rahma building in Jerusalem's Temple Mount on Saturday.
Awqaf pointed out that the same police officer was documented entering mosques on the Temple Mount with a bottle of wine in his hand which is an act that dishonor Muslims.
The Department also considered the Israeli police officer actions provocative and demanded an immediate halt to such practices.
It is noteworthy that the Waqf council decided to re-open the prayer space at the Bab al-Rahma despite opposition from Israel, who originally sealed it off in 2003 during the second intifada.