Masked people rioted in Al-Aqsa Mosque, a young man was arrested on suspicion of inciting incitement

A number of masked youths today (Tuesday) chanted incitement inside Al-Aqsa Mosque and tried to commit a provocation there. At one point the young men also desecrated the mosque and hit the mosque doors hard with various objects and even interfered mainly with Muslim worshipers entering the prayer. One of those masked suspects, an 18-year-old resident of East Jerusalem, was arrested on suspicion of incitement.

Riots broke out in East Jerusalem; 14 suspects were arrested

In the meantime, the Jerusalem district police continue to operate with increased forces in the capital’s Old City as part of the increased preparation during the Tishrei holidays. The police continue to provide security for many worshipers who arrive at the holy places and in particular the Old City, while maintaining freedom of worship for members of all religions. The visits of tourists and Jews to the Temple Mount, which have been held there for many years, also took place today as normal, and no unusual disturbances were recorded there except for those at the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

In addition, this morning a report was received at the police center about a video that was broadcast live on the “TikTok” network, in which incitement was suspected. In a short time, a suspect in the act in his forties was arrested from the center and he was taken for questioning by the police.

Police Commissioner Yaakov Shabtai in Jerusalem (photo: Police Spokesperson)

Commissioner of Police R.N Jacob Shabtai He arrived in the Old City of Jerusalem, met the commanders and police officers operating in the area, and received an overview of the increased preparation and deployment of forces in the area.

The Commissioner of Police said: “We are at the peak of police activity and increased activity of Israel Police officers and soldiers all over the country, including in Jerusalem and the Old City sector to allow Israeli citizens to celebrate Rosh Hashanah safely. The high alert that the Israel Police is on will continue during all of the Tishri holidays when, along with the activity of the forces on all levels, the public is asked to continue to be vigilant and report anything unusual to us. So far the events in Jerusalem have been contained and are under control by the many forces of the police and MGB and we are prepared for any scenario.’

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