Israel Arrests Top Muslim Cleric

Israeli occupation forces detained Sheikh Taysir Tamimi, the West Bank's most senior Muslim cleric, claiming that he illegally entered Jerusalem.

Israel Arrests Top Muslim Cleric

A police spokesman alleged that Sheikh Taysir Tamimi, of the West Bank city of Hebron, was detained for entering Jerusalem for the fourth time without a permit. Sheikh Tamimi told police that he only wanted to pray at Muslim shrines in Jerusalem.

The Israeli police freed Sheikh Tamimi after a $8894 bail, and after they made him promise not to re-enter Israeli-occupied territory. Israel often bans the Palestinians from entering Jerusalem, a city holy to Muslims, Jews and Christians at the heart of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Israel seized East Jerusalem in the 1967 Middle East War and annexed it as part of its capital in defiance of international law. Palestinians want to have the city back as a capital for a future independent state.

Source: The Australian

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