More than 15,000 Muslim worshipers performed Friday prayer in the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque despite the rain and restrictions imposed by the Israeli occupation police in the vicinity of al-Quds (Jerusalem).
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): More than 15,000 Muslim worshipers performed Friday prayer in the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque despite the rain and restrictions imposed by the Israeli occupation police in the vicinity of al-Quds (Jerusalem).
The Israeli police tightened its military measures in and around al-Quds (Jerusalem) and prevented hundreds of worshipers from reaching the Mosque.
Jerusalemite sources reported that the occupation police stopped 3 buses from the West Bank and the 1948 occupied lands and prevented them from entering Jerusalem to pray at Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The sources pointed out that the occupation police deployed dozens of foot patrols at various entrances to the Old City and Al-Aqsa.
The Israeli police checked the ID cards of the worshipers and detained two young men at the al-Asbat Gate while they were leaving from the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
At dawn Friday, local sources reported that the Israeli police had arrested Sufyan Abu Al-Hawa, 18, and Ahmed Qabaja, 20, from the Matalt al-Inter in Al-Tur town. They were taken to investigation centers in the city.
In previous statements, Sheikh Ekrema Sabri, the preacher of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the head of the Supreme Islamic Authority in Jerusalem, called on Palestinians to frequent the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Sheikh Sabri warned against the consequences of the occupation’s exploitation of the corona pandemic to reduce the number of Muslim worshipers in Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The Israeli occupation targets Jerusalemites with arrests, deportation orders and fines with the aim of dissuading them from frequenting the Al-Aqsa Mosque and leaving it an easy prey for Israeli settlers.