Israeli forces continued to impose restrictions on Palestinian access to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Monday, closing the majority of entry gates and denying entry to men under 40.
Palestinian men under 40 were denied entry while women were permitted to enter but forced to leave their identity cards with Israeli forces.
“What does it mean to open al-Aqsa gates at 11 a.m.? What does it mean to allow Muslim worshipers into the mosque only after 10 a.m.?” Sheikh Kiswani said.
“This means dividing the mosque in time,” he added.
Witnesses told Ma’an that Jewish Home MK Shuli Mualem toured the Aqsa compound on Monday with the son of far-right activist Yehuda Glick, who was shot last Wednesday by a suspected Palestinian gunman.
Following the attack, Israeli forces raided the home of suspect Muataz Ibrahim Hijazi and shot him over 20 times.
His family say he could have been arrested during the raid and was deliberately shot multiple times and left to bleed to death.
A lawyer for the Addameer Palestinian prisoners’ rights group called the incident an “extra-judicial” killing.
Israeli forces completely sealed off the Al-Aqsa compound for the first time in years following the shooting of Glick, leading President Mahmoud Abbas to label the move a “declaration of war.”