Following A Night Protest In Jerusalem, Soldiers Invade Al Aqsa Mosque Yard

Israeli Policemen and members of the so-called Border Guard Units, closed on Sunday night after midnight the Bas Al Amoud area, one of the main gates of Jerusalem, while more than 1500 Palestinian youths continue their protest in the Al Aqsa mosque in Old Jerusalem.

The protesters who marched from Bab Al Amoud walked through the streets of the Old City and chanted slogans against the Israeli escalation on Gaza.

Hundreds of soldiers and policemen invaded the area, broke into and searched dozens of homes; damage was reported.

Furthermore, several Israeli policemen placed ladders on walls surrounding the Al Aqsa mosque and conducted provocative acts amongst the worshipers and the protesters leading to further tension in the area.

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Categories: Israel, Middle East

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  1. The Bab ul Amound is one of the main gates in the magnificent walls of Jerusalem’s Old City which stretch for 12 miles over an area with a diameter of 2.5 miles. The walls rise to an average height of 40 feet, and a width of more than 7 feet. It contains 43 surveillance towers and 11 gates, seven of which are presently open.

    The walls were built by the Ottoman under the direct supervision of Sultan Suleiman Al-Qanouni in 1542.

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