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Israeli forces raid mosque in central West Bank, detain 3 Palestinian worshippers

Aug. 10, 2017 9:19 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 10, 2017 10:33 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces on Thursday raided a mosque in the central occupied West Bank town of al-Eizariya, and detained three worshippers, according to local sources.

Palestinian Minister of Waqf (Islamic endowment) and Religious Affairs Sheikh Yousif Ideis spoke to Ma’an, and called the raid “racist and provocative,” and one of the many “Israeli crimes against Muslim holy places.”

Ideis denounced the raid, saying “there aren’t any safe places of worship anymore amid Israeli aggressions against all holy sites,” referring to last months events at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem .

An Israeli police spokesperson was not immediately available for comment.

While it remained unclear if the events were related, just hours prior to the raid on the Mosque, five Palestinian residents of Hebron were detained in al-Eizariya, which lies in the Jerusalem district, after they were accused of planning to carry out an attack inside Israel.

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