Israel detains 4 women at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa

Israeli police on Thursday detained four Palestinian women at Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound. After Israel Knesset polls, Israel detained 15 Palestinians in overnight raids in the West Bank.

Israel detains 4 women at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Israeli police on Thursday detained four Palestinian women at Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, accusing them of causing disorder.

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the four women were Jerusalem residents who had violated regulations as a group of foreign tourists and non-Muslims were visiting the site.

She added that the four women had been referred to interrogators.

Israeli police usually allow the entry of Jewish settlers into the mosque compound.

When settlers arrive, Palestinian women praying or attending religious lessons inside the compound usually shout "Allahu Akbar" (God is great) in protest.

Most of the time, these female protesters end up being detained by Israeli police.

For Muslims, Al-Aqsa represents the world's third holiest site. Jews, for their part, refer to the area as the "Temple Mount," claiming it was the site of two Jewish temples in ancient times.

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