Thousands of Palestinians performed noon prayers in the street on Friday as Israeli authorities barred men under 50 from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
Israeli police forces deployed heavily throughout East Jerusalem as all roads leading to the holy site were closed. (Maan)
Recently , Jerusalem has been a hot spot and due to israeli polices towards the city and its residents it may go to a no return point soon.
Two days ago , major clashes broke out :
Israeli Occupation soldiers and policemen entered the mosque from al-Mughrabi Gate (Dung Gate), attacking worshippers, a majority of elders, with rubber bullets and sound bombs.
The worshippers were also beaten by batons in the courtyards to evict the mosque, and soldiers were spread around the area.
Clashes still continue now between the Israeli soldiers and the worshippers who managed to observe I’tikaf (worship the whole night), to protect the mosque from sudden attacks, while the soldiers throw sound bombs inside the building.
The Israeli forces imposed an aggravating siege upon the mosque. Women were not allowed to enter the mosque, while men under the age of 60 were denied access. (PNN)
"The Palestinians will brook no delay in defending Islamic and Christian holy sites," al-Husseini, who is also the governor of Arab East Jerusalem, said.
In recent months, groups of extremist Jewish settlers – usually accompanied by Israeli security forces – have repeatedly forced their way into the holy site.(Palestinian official warns of looming ‘religious war’)
It “follows with deep concern the escalating criminal events carried out by the Zionists, who are occupying the land of Palestine, against al-Aqsa Mosque including very serious raids,” the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) said in a statement cited by Middle East Monitor on Thursday, October 9.