Days of Palestine

Saturday, February 4

Israeli Occupation Renews Banishment of Jerusalemite Activist 

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Israeli occupation renewed the decision to banish the Palestinian activist Raeda Saeed from Al-Aqsa Mosque for a new week, Wednesday, 16 November 2022. 

On the sixteenth of last October, Israeli occupation forces arrested Raeda while she was near the Bab al-Silsa in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem and banish her from Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Israeli occupation repeatedly deports the Jerusalemite activist Saeed for documenting the colonial Israeli settlers’ incursions into blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque

Raeda has already been arrested many times by the Israeli occupation forces while she was leaving the gates of Al-Aqsa or from inside its yards and she was subjected to harassment especially during her coverage of events in Al-Aqsa Mosque despite that there is no law prohibiting the filming.

About seven years ago, Saeed, who lives in the occupied Jerusalem camp of Shuafat began documenting with her camera the beauty of Al-Aqsa and the suffering of Jerusalemites. 

Israeli occupation practices a policy of deportation and arrests against Palestinian activists including women in a desperate attempt to empty the Al-Aqsa Mosque of its owners who bravely stand up against Israeli settlers’ repeated attempts to storm it.

Last October, Israeli occupation issued 49 banishment orders against Jerusalemite activists as well as employees of the Jerusalem Waqf (Endowment) Department including 7 women and 7 minors.