Al-Quds, MINA – The Palestinian Awqaf Ministry said there were around 40,000 Palestinians who performed Friday prayers, October 18 at Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Thousands of Palestinian worshipers prayed Friday at Al-Aqsa Mosque, despite strict restrictions by Israeli occupation forces, as quoted from Palinfo on Saturday.
Sheikh Yousef Abu Sneineh, who preached Friday Prayers, condemned the violations committed by the Israeli occupation in Al-Quds.
“Condemning violations committed by the Israeli occupation, including demolition of houses, arbitrary arrests, and restrictions on worshipers who entered Al-Aqsa Mosque,” he said.
Sheikh Abu Sneineh called on Palestinians to visit the holy mosque regularly and intensified their presence there, to protect it against Israeli efforts to eliminate Palestinian and Islamic identity.
Israeli authorities continue to try to take control of the Aqsa Mosque, by allowing Jews to storm in and perform Talmudic rituals every day besides Friday and Saturday in the morning and evening.
They enter through the gate of Magharibah which is in full control of Israel.
The action was aimed at dividing Aqsa Mosque into two parts, in time, and place for Muslims and Jews. It was successfully applied by Israeli invaders in Ibrahimi Mosque, Hebron City. (T/Sj/P2)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)