Thousands of Palestinians Attend Friday Prayer at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque
Thousands Palestinian worshipers attended the Friday prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied city of Jerusalem, pledging to protect the holy site from Israeli occupation violations.
Local sources reported that Palestinian worshipers performed the Friday prayer at the mosque despite Israeli occupation’s strict restrictions.
Every Friday, thousands of Palestinians stream to the Al-Aqsa mosque, the world’s third-holiest site for Muslims. They recite the Holy Quran before performing the Friday prayers at noon.
Palestinian officials have also been called for Muslim and Palestinian worshipers to perform prayers at the Al-Aqsa mosque at all times amid unpreceded incursions in the Al-Aqsa mosque by Israeli settlers.
Meanwhile, Israeli occupation forces are widely spread across the compound of the Al-Aqsa Mosque to protect the colonial settlers, banning the presence of Palestinians.
Israeli settlers have been intensifying their large-scale incursions into the Al-Aqsa mosque, and conducted biblical explanations and Talmudic rituals, citing Jewish holidays as a pretext.
Colonial settlers’ backed by the Israeli occupation forces repeatedly invade Muslims and holy places in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem in a flagrant violation of all international conventions and laws, guaranteeing Palestinian people’s right to worship in their sacred places.