[ 26/08/2011 - 11:23 PM ]
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– About 300 thousand Palestinian worshipers attended the last Friday of Ramadan at the Aqsa Mosque, which also coincides with the night of 27th Ramadan, which is a special night in the holy month.
The Aqsa Foundation for Endowment and Heritage (AFEH) said in a statement after the Friday prayers that it was a historic day as Palestinian worshipers were determined to reach the Aqsa Mosque despite Israeli occupation measures barring thousands of worshipers from the West Bank from reaching the Mosque.
AFEH also said in the statement that all areas of the Mosque were used by the worshipers.
Dr. Ekrema Sabri, head of the Higher Islamic Committee, praised the worshipers for their determination to make it to the mosque despite occupation restrictions.
He told worshipers that their insistence to attend all prayers at the Aqsa Mosque was a practical reply to those who have their eyes on the holy Mosque and a message to the world at large the people of Jerusalem and Palestine love the Aqsa Mosque which is an integral part of their faith.
AFEH provided about 30 thousand iftar meals for worshipers who remained in the Aqsa Mosque to attend the night prayers of this special night.
Meanwhile, Israeli occupation soldiers manning the Qalandia checkpoint clashed with West Bankers who were in their way to the Aqsa Mosque.