Occupation security men raid Mosque and arrest two worshipers in Jerusalem

[ 06/05/2011 – 06:09 PM ]

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Israeli occupation security men raided the Ibn Qudama al-Maqdisee mosque in Wadi al-Jouz suburb of occupied Jerusalem and arrested Wael al-Hadini and Mazen al-Zein on the charge that they were violating an order by the occupation internal security minister stipulating the closure of the building.

Local residents said that the occupation security men raided the mosque while one of the worshipers was reciting the Athan (the Muslim call for prayer) for the noon prayers. They interrupted and arrested him, but the locals defied the occupation authorities and performed the Zuhr (noon) and Aser (afternoon) prayers.

The targeted mosque was opened two weeks ago in a ceremony attended by the Islamic Awkaf officials, in a building which belongs to the Islamic Awkaf. The building has been closed since 2001 which resulted in the building being used by delinquents who were a source of nuisance for the local residents because of their anti-social behaviour, and because the locals needed a local mosque, especially for the elderly and children, it was decided to open the mosque in the building.

The local residents rejected accusations that they were breaking the law, stressing that they were using the mosque for prayers and reading Quran and have no connection with any organisations.

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