Friday Prayer at Al-Aqsa Mosque Performed by 20,000 Palestinians

Published January 19th, 2018 - 03:01 GMT
A picture taken on January 10, 2018, shows the Dome of the Rock mosque at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, in Jerusalem's Old City, following renovation work carried out by the Waqf, a Jordanian-backed body that oversees Muslim religious sites in Jerusalem.
A picture taken on January 10, 2018, shows the Dome of the Rock mosque at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, in Jerusalem's Old City, following renovation work carried out by the Waqf, a Jordanian-backed body that oversees Muslim religious sites in Jerusalem.

Some 20,000 Palestinian Muslims prayed at Al-Aqsa Mosque on Friday despite inclement weather that caused several road accidents in the Palestinian territories, according to Firas al-Dibs, a spokesman for Jerusalem’s Religious Endowments (Awqaf) Authority.

On Wednesday, Israeli police allowed Jewish settlers to perform “Talmudic rituals” -- in an "unprecedented" manner -- inside the Al-Aqsa compound, authority officials said.

Authority officials also accused the Israeli authorities of prohibiting the planned renovation of the iconic mosque and surrounding buildings.

Authority officials further accuse Israel of stepping up an ongoing campaign against both the Al-Aqsa and the Jordan-run endowments authority, which is responsible for the mosque’s upkeep.

This article has been adapted from its original source.

 


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