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Monday, March 21, 2011

Israeli forces arrest 4 Palestinians at Al-Aqsa Mosque

Maan News Agency - Israeli forces detained four Palestinians from inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque courtyards on Monday.

According to guards in the area, the detentions were precipitated by the men chanting "God is Great."

Tensions were high at the site, which was being visited by an ultra-orthodox Jewish group of proximately 40 people, guards said.

Field workers with the Research and Documentation Unit in the Jerusalem Center for Social and Economic Rights said the calls to god angered the border guards accompanying the religious group, prompting the arrests.

Palestinian worshipers at the site were outraged at the move, and demanded that the Israeli forces release the men, saying that chanting the phrase "God is Great" (Allahu Akbar) did not justify their arrest.
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