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Israel’s occupation police refuse Ben-Gvir permission to visit Al-Aqsa Mosque

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- The head of the Israeli Knesset Guard, Yosef Grif, informed Otzma Yehudit leader Itamar Ben-Gvir on Wednesday afternoon that the occupation police inspector general would not permit him to march in the occupied city of Jerusalem and go up to the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Thursday.

Ben-Gvir informed the Knesset Guard head on Tuesday that he intends to visit the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Wednesday and Thursday, after he was barred from entering it on Tuesday morning, according to Israeli Channel 12 news.

“To my great astonishment, the police acted in violation of the law, and did not allow me to enter the Temple Mount on the grounds that there was a procedure. As [the Knesset security officer] and legal adviser to the Knesset know my position, as long as such a procedure exists, and I will emphasize that I have not yet seen it, the procedure is illegal,” wrote Ben-Gvir in a letter to the Knesset security officer, according to Channel 12.

Ben-Gvir was barred from the mosque on the grounds that, as an MK, he was required to coordinate his arrival beforehand.

The MK asked in the letter on Tuesday to coordinate his arrival for Wednesday and Thursday.

Concerning the so-called flag march that had been planned to march through occupied Jerusalem on Thursday and was delayed until next Tuesday, Ben-Gvir expressed outrage that a security cabinet meeting was called on the issue.

“A cabinet meeting on marching in Jerusalem? We have lost governance, we have lost sovereignty,” said Ben-Gvir to Israel’s Army Radio.

“The failed police commissioner is listening to Hamas’s warnings – they are threatening, we are folding. I am not making allowances for [Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu, he is also guilty.”

Israsli cabinet decided on Tuesday to delay the march until Tuesday to allow the occupation police and event organizers to reach an agreement on an outline for the march.

The Palestinian resistance in Gaza had warned several times of holding the march, which is planned to go through occupied Jerusalem and parts of Al Aqsa mosque, Islam’s third-holiest mosque.

The Joint Chamber of the Resistance in Gaza said on June 7 in a statement that it is observing the behaviour of the Zionist enemy in the Palestinian capital city and that it will be ready to fight if the enemy decides to go back to before May 11.

The resistance also called on the Palestinian people in the occupied Jerusalem, West Bank and the 1948-occupied land to continue their uprising against the Israeli occupation, promising to back them in their struggle for freedom.

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