Tens of thousands performed Friday prayers in the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque despite the strict military measures imposed by the Israeli occupation authorities at the holy mosque’s gates and entrances to the Old City in the occupied Jerusalem.
The Islamic Awqaf Department in Jerusalem said that about 60,000 worshipers performed Friday prayers in the premises of Al-Aqsa Mosque, from the West Bank governorates, including Jerusalem, and within the 1948 lands.
The occupation forces were deployed in the city’s streets and the Al-Aqsa Mosque’s premises. They were stationed at its gates, stopped the worshipers, checked their IDs, disallowed dozens from entering the mosque, as well as attacking and detaining a young man near Bab Hutta in the old city.
Thousands performed the Fajr prayer in the premises of Al-Aqsa Mosque, in response to Jerusalemite calls for the mobilization and mass participation in the Fajr and Friday prayers, in order to defend it against the occupation’s Judaizing plans.
Source: Jordan News Agency