Jerusalem Mufti released by Israeli police - reports

Published May 8th, 2013 - 01:37 GMT
Jerusalem Mufti Mohamed Hussein (r) at the al-Aqsa mosque
Jerusalem Mufti Mohamed Hussein (r) at the al-Aqsa mosque

Israeli police say they have released Mohamend Hussein after questioning the leading Muslim cleric about scuffles at the al-Aqsa mosque on Tuesday.

A spokesman said Hussein was released on Wednesday afternoon.

The Mufti was taken into police custody for questioning early on Wednesday, in the wake of disturbances at the al-Aqsa mosque on Tuesday.

The disputed hilltop in Jerusalem's Old is home to the al-Aqsa mosque but is also revered by Jews as the Temple Mount.

Palestinians condemned the detention, whilst the Jordanian parliament voted unaminously to expel the Israeli ambassador from the country.


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