Israeli Closes Al-Aqsa Mosque For Islamic Daily Activities

Ngebray.com,- The Israeli occupation closes Al-Aqsa Mosque compound the third holiest site in Islam for the first time in history since 1967. Following and armed confrontation that lead to the death of 2 Israeli soldiers and 3 Palestinian assailants. The Israeli occupation authorities have heightened security measures at Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

The Muslim call to prayer called ‘adhan’ isn’t allowed to be broadcasted. Muslims are prevented from performing prayers at the Mosque. Dozens of worshipers and employees at the compound have been assaulted and detained. The compound’s facilities have been under searching and vandalizing processes.

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Israeli occupation authoriies established new security measures to control the movement of Palestinians. Despite the restrictions, Israelis and tourists are allowed to enter undisturbed. Palestinians gathered outside the Mosque’s entrances to pray and express their anger. A Palestinian said, “We’ve said this a hundred times. Jerusalem city and youths are left alone. You have to move! We can’t do anything! We are a few people in the Old City. They have shuttered the Old City and its stores. What can we do? We’re crying at the gates of Al-Aqsa Mosque like little girls”.

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Israel has been attempting to change the historical and religious status quo at the Mosque by the continuous violations and excavations, leading to tensions with Palestinian worshipers.