26 June 2016
The human rights and Palestine solidarity organisation BDS South Africa is concerned by reports of three South Africans citizens arrested by Israeli forces.
It has been reported that Israeli soldiers kidnapped Saleh Bader Abu ‘Assab and Mohammad Naseef, in addition to three South African citizens (http://imemc.org/article/
According to news reports, Israeli soldiers and right-wing Israeli settlers stormed the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa mosque in Occupied East Jerusalem (Palestine). Israeli forces assaulted several Palestinian worshipers who protested against the Israeli provocations. It is reported that the Israeli forces also prevented any worshiper below the age of 30 from entering the mosque. At least five persons were reported injured during the clashes between the worshipers and the invading Israeli soldiers.
The UNESCO resolution, diplomats said, also reaffirmed that two holy sites in the Palestinian West Bank (the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron and Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem) “are an integral part of Palestine”.
Israel is known to prevent worship by Palestinian Christians and Muslims particularly in Jerusalem. Earlier this year during Easter Palestinian Christians were severly affected by Israeli measures: http://www.