IOA bars Palestinians from prayers at Ibrahimi mosque

[ 22/01/2011 – 02:59 PM ]


AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) on Saturday closed many gates and entrances leading to Al-Khalil’s Old City while forcing the remaining merchants in the area to close down their shops and beat up some of them.

Jewish settlers, emboldened by IOF practices, threw stones and empty bottles at Palestinian pedestrians injuring a number of them while all businesses came to a complete standstill in the vicinity.

The provocations also targeted worshippers heading for noon prayers in the Ibrahimi mosque as soldiers blocked their entry into the shrine, closed all mosque gates, and expelled them, claiming that no Muslim prayer is allowed on Saturdays.

Worshippers denounced the act, affirming that the Ibrahimi mosque is an Islamic holy place and not a Jewish synagogue.

IOA bars Palestinians from prayers at Ibrahimi mosque.

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