Israeli police detain members of al-Aqsa development committee
Published Friday 21/02/2014 (updated) 22/02/2014 10:39
JERUSALEM (Ma’an) – Israeli police detained seven employees who work for a construction and development committee of the al-Aqsa Mosque complex Thursday, a Ma'an reporter said.
The reporter highlighted that the six were detained while they were doing maintenance work.
The committee’s chief engineer Bassam al-Hallaq was among the detainees as well as engineer Taha Uweidah. Members of the committee Raed Zghayyar, Husam Sidir, Ali Bkeirat and Mahmoud al-Anati were also detained.
Separately, more than 70 Israeli rightists entered the complex though the Moroccan Gate escorted by Israeli police officers.