Published: 2017-10-05 16:56
Last Updated: 2017-10-05 19:11
A Palestinian security guard of al-Aqsa mosque, in the East Jerusalem area was arrested by Israeli police, after reportedly stepping in as a Palestinian child was “assaulted” by an Israeli soldier.
Identified as Yahia Biseileh, worshipers’ committee in Jerusalem said in a report that he was detained after he reportedly objected an Israeli female soldier assaulting a Palestinian child while trying to enter the mosque.
During the detention, the guard was assaulted by Israeli police, according to the report.
Witnesses told Maan that 55 Israeli settlers entered al-Aqsa compound on Thursday under the protection of Israeli forces.
Israeli settlers often carry out prayers at al-Aqsa under protection of Israeli forces, leading tensions to rise among Palestinians.