World Bulletin/News Desk
Israeli authorities have arrested two young Jews after hanging a poster on one of the gates of Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Al-Quds (occupied East Jerusalem), calling for the eviction of Muslims from holy site to pave the way for the construction of the "Temple Mount."
In a statement, the Israeli police said an Israeli court has banned the two from entering the Old City of Al-Quds for 30 days.
In recent months, groups of extremist Jewish settlers, often accompanied by Israeli security forces, have repeatedly forced their way into the Al-Aqsa complex.
The frequent violations anger Palestinian Muslims and occasionally lead to violent confrontations.
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 prominent Jewish temples in ancient times.
Israel occupied Al-Quds during the 1967 Middle East War.
It unilaterally annexed the holy city in 1980, claiming it as the capital of the self-proclaimed Jewish state, in a move that has never been recognized by the international community.
Palestinians insist that Al-Quds is the capital of their future state.
Last Mod: 27 Nisan 2014, 14:41