Palestinian Arab sources reported Thursday that Israeli security forces have arrested Fatah activists in eastern Jerusalem after what was described as the success of hundreds of Muslim pilgrims in preventing Jews from "breaking through" at Mount Eid al-Feast Adha.
According to the official Palestinian news agency WafaThe detainees included Yasser Darwish, secretary of the Fatah movement in Esau, and Avad Salamah, who heads the holy sites in Al-Quds. Halil al-Tarhuni, a guard at the al-Aqsa mosque, was also called for questioning, according to the report.
This was said by Shada Matwer, secretary of the Fatah movement in al-Quds Wafa that there is an Israeli plan of action aimed at overthrowing the al-Aqsa Mosque and "we are telling the Occupation" that an "attack against Al-Aqsa is playing with fire" and that Fatah will act to thwart the Israeli plan,
He stressed that the people of Jerusalem and the entire Palestinian people would defend the mosque of Al-Aqsa and prevent Israel from exercising sovereignty over the compound.
Earlier this week, hundreds of Muslim worshipers erupted in riots on Temple Hill in an attempt to prevent Jews from visiting the holy site of Tisha Bb, the anniversary of the destruction of the first and second shrines.
The riots chanted nationalist slogans and clashed with police. Several rebels were injured, Arab media reported.