World Bulletin / News Desk
Israeli troops on Sunday arrested Palestinians as they were praying in the forecourt of the mosque Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa in Jerusalem.
In a statement released on Sunday, the Al-Aqsa Foundation and Cultural Heritage Organization said that Israeli security forces have encircled the mosque and the siege gets bigger with time.
Palestinians praying in the forecourt of the mosque were arrested on Sunday, the foundation stressed.
On the other hand, Jewish settlers on Sunday again entered the forecourt of the mosque being escorted by Israeli police officers.
On Saturday, the President of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas, called on the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for an "emergency meeting" on Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa.
The Arab League on Sunday expressed support to President Abbas's call.
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