Al-Khalil, 18 Dzulqa’dah 1436/2 September 2015 (MINA) – The Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) decided to close the Ibrahimi Mosque, in the West Bank city of al-Khalil, before Muslim worshipers for six days during September under pretext of the advent of Jewish holidays.
The IOA informed the Palestinian endowments authority Tuesday of its decision to close the Ibrahimi Mosque before Muslim worshipers for six days to allow the free access of Jewish settlers into the holy premises on the occasion of the Jewish holidays.
The move makes part of a larger judaization plan aimed at wiping out the sacred and Islamic character of the Occupied Palestinian territories and chaining up Muslims’ religious freedom, The Palestinian Information Center, quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
Since the 1994 massacre of 29 Palestinian worshipers inside the Ibrahimi Mosque by the extremist Jewish settler Baruch Goldstein, the IOA had repeatedly closed the complex off to Muslim worshipers ahead of Jewish holidays.(T/R05/R03)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)