Relatives of Sheikh Ikrima Sabri say Israeli forces didn’t give a purpose why he was taken into custody.
Israeli forces have arrested Sheikh Ikrima Sabri, the previous Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, from his home in occupied East Jerusalem.
Israeli police and intelligence groups surrounded the home on Wednesday and requested Sheikh Sabri, who can be a preacher on the Al-Aqsa Mosque, to accompany them, a relative advised Anadolu information company, asking to not be named for safety causes.
“The Israelis did not give any reason for his arrest,” he mentioned.
Sheikh Sabri’s home is within the al-Suwana space that overlooks East Jerusalem’s Old City.
Israeli authorities have arrested the preacher a number of instances up to now. In January, he was banned from getting into the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound for a number of months.
Sheikh Sabri just lately identified the compound had witnessed a noticeable escalation in raids by right-wing spiritual Jewish teams.
On Wednesday, dozens of Israeli settlers escorted by cops pressured their means into the compound, the Islamic Endowments Authority mentioned.
“Around 66 settlers stormed the complex this morning,” the authority mentioned, including Rabbi Yehuda Glick, well-known for his calls to accentuate settler incursions on the positioning, was among the many intruders.
Since 2003, Israel has allowed settlers into the flashpoint compound virtually every day apart from Fridays and Saturdays.
Al-Aqsa Mosque is the world’s third-holiest website for Muslims. Jewish folks name the world the Temple Mount, claiming it was the positioning of two Jewish temples in historical instances.
Israel occupied East Jerusalem, the place Al-Aqsa is positioned, through the 1967 Arab-Israeli War. It annexed the whole metropolis in 1980 in a transfer by no means recognised by the worldwide neighborhood.