Israeli policemen beat up a group of Palestinian Christians while on their way to visit the Church of holy Sepulcher in occupied Al-Quds(Jerusalem) on the occasion of "Holy Saturday".
Palestinian sources said that the police manning a barricade prevented the young men from proceeding to the holy site while allowing dozens of foreign tourists to cross in the company of Israeli tourist guides, which led to clashes.
A Christian activist accused Israel of religious harassment against all non-Jews.
For its part, the Sawasiya center for human rights charged that Israel was planning to block entry of non-Jews to occupied AlQuds.
It said that the Israeli schemes to build more housing units in the holy city pointed to such a plot, adding that they target wiping out Jerusalem's Arab and Islamic landmarks and expelling non-Jews out of it.
The center described the Israeli schemes as an infringement on the freedom of worship and a blatant violation of international laws that prohibit introducing any changes to an occupied territory or forcing its inhabitants out of their land.