After 12 hours closure, Israel reopens Al-Aqsa for Muslim worshipers

OCCUPIED AL-QUDS, PALESTINOW.COM — Israeli police reopened at dawn Saturday the gates of al-Aqsa Mosque, after being closed for hours on Friday.

Hundreds of Palestinian worshipers were managed early today to perform Dawn prayers in the compound.

Earlier Friday, Israeli police closed all gates to the Mosque and forced dozens of Palestinians protesting the closure to leave.

Police also prevented Palestinian protesters from gathering in front of Lion’s Gate (Bab Al-Asbat) for Isha prayer.

Police forces closed all entrances to the Old City and al-Aqsa gates, installed military checkpoints, and summoned more police officers in the area.

A state of tension prevailed in the compound and the occupied city as a whole after Israeli police shot and killed a 30-year-old Palestinian resident of Umm Al-Fahem for allegedly carrying out a stabbing attack.

(Source / 18.08.2018)

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