Feb 27 2019
Israeli policemen on Tuesday extended the detention of al-Aqsa’s staff member and imam Raed Da’na for another 24 hours.
Israeli forces stormed Da’na’s home in Beit Hanina, north of occupied Jerusalem, in the afternoon, before they arrested him.
A few days earlier, the Israeli police ruled that Da’na be banned from al-Aqsa Mosque for six months, after he was arrested outside of al-Amoud Gate, in occupied Jerusalem.
A couple of weeks ago, Da’na led Sunday’s Muslim congregational prayers outside of al-Rahma Gate in al-Aqsa Mosque compound, protesting Israel’s closure of the gate. Shortly after, worshipers smashed the chains set up by the Israeli forces to lock the gate, which had been kept shut by the occupation authorities for nearly 16 years.
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