Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Israeli forces obstructed Muslim worshipers’ access to Al Aqsa mosque on the first Friday of Ramadan.
Eyewitnesses stated that Israeli forces closed all checkpoints surrounding the occupied city in the early morning, allowing a limited number of Muslims to enter the city.
Large numbers of Israeli forces deployed in Jerusalem’s neighborhoods and prevented Palestinians’ vehicles from reaching the old city, which forced worshipers to walk long distances to reach the holy mosque.
Inside the old city, Israeli forces set checkpoints and carried out an ID check campaign against native Palestinians near the Al Aqsa mosque. They also distributed no-mask fines randomly and arrested several worshipers.
Although of the Israeli restrictions, thousands of worshipers visited the holy mosque, keeping social distancing and wearing masks.
The Israeli civil administration had announced allowing only 10,000 vaccinated Palestinians from the West Bank to visit the Al Aqsa mosque.
The occupation state had on several occasions denied Palestinians access to the COVID-19 vaccine. However, it continues to impose its green passport policy on Palestinians under occupation.
Israeli occupation forces impose strict restrictions on the entry of Muslim worshipers from the occupied West Bank into occupied #Jerusalem, ahead of the fist Friday prayer of #Ramadan at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied city, today.
Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Nearly 70000 worshipers performed prayers at Al Aqsa mosque on the first Friday of the holy month of Ramadan despite the Israeli restrictions.
Al Aqsa mosque preacher Sheikh Ekrima Sabri condemned the Israeli restrictions and stressed that the large number of worshipers at Al Aqsa mosque today is a message that those, who aim at judaizing the holy mosque will fail.
He added that Al Aqsa mosque is only for worshipers and condemned the Israeli authorities’ violation when they cut off the loudspeakers to prevent calls for prayers on the first night of Ramadan.
Sabri also called on all Muslims around the world to stand against the Israeli assaults in the holy city.
Masses of worshipers had flocked from the West Bank and Jerusalem this morning toward Al Aqsa mosque to perform Friday prayers, however, the Israeli forces imposed strict restrictions, preventing most of them from reaching the holy mosque.
Israeli occupation forces deny access of hundreds of Muslim worshipers from the occupied West Bank into occupied #Jerusalem, ahead of the fist Friday prayer of #Ramadan at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied city, today.
Nablus (QNN)- Three protesters were wounded today with rubber-coated metal bullets while dozens were suffocated with tear gas during the Israeli repression of Beit Dajan’s weekly peaceful demonstration.
Eyewitnesses said that Israeli forces used live bullets and tear gas and sound bombs intensively against the protesters, wounding three of them and causing dozens to suffocate.
The peaceful protest today was organized to mark Palestinian Prisoners Day. It marched from the Mosque of the village towards lands threatened of confiscation before the Israeli army repressed it.
Days of Palestine – Jerusalem – The occupation forces arrested eight young men from the Al-Aqsa Mosque after they stormed the Al-Qibli prayer hall and the Mosque’s courtyards in an attempt to expel the Muslim worshipers from it.
Local sources reported that clashes erupted with the occupation forces in several Jerusalem neighborhoods, and these confrontations renewed near the Damascus Gate for the third day in a row, following the occupation’s suppression of the youths with sound bombs and the Israeli police provocations against the Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem, especially in and around Al-Aqsa Mosque since the beginning of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan.
Days of Palestine – Nablus – At least three Palestinians were injured with rubber-coated bullets, and dozens of people were suffocated today, Friday, as a result of the Israeli occupation forces’ suppression of the nonviolent march of Beit Dajan village, east of Nablus.
Eyewitnesses reported that the occupation forces fired live bullets and rubber-coated metal, stun grenades, and tear gas heavily at the marchers, wounding three of them with metal bullets, and dozens of them suffocated.
JERUSALEM, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 (WAFA) – For the second night in a row, Israeli police banned the entry of Ramadan Iftar meals to Palestinians at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem’s old city, and then attacked Palestinians as they were leaving the night prayers at the Mosque, according to witnesses.
They said that the police refused to allow food into the walled holy compound, which houses Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock, for the worshippers who were observing the Ramadan fast in order to break their fast at sunset.
This is the second night in a row that the police would not allow meals to the people fasting at the Mosque, a tradition of the Ramadan days in Jerusalem.
Police also banned the call for night prayers at the Mosque for the second night in a row.
At the same time, as hundreds of people were leaving the Mosque following the special Ramadan night prayers and as they reached Damascus Gate, one of the main gates to the old city of Jerusalem, police attacked the Palestinians and prevented them from sitting on the stairs outside Damascus Gate.
The police fired stun grenades at the Palestinians and detained five people, said the witnesses.
It is worth mentioning that the Israeli army and the police have increased their violations against the Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem, especially in and around Al-Aqsa Mosque since the beginning of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan.
These violations include preventing the calls for prayers in the holy site’s four minarets, in addition to preventing the entry of meals to the worshippers in the evening hours after a long day of fasting without food or water.
On Thursday, a group of Israeli colonialist settlers, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands, attempted to invade a Palestinian school near Tubas, in northeastern West Bank, causing anxiety attacks among the schoolchildren.
Saed Kabaha, the head of the Directorate of Education in Tubas, said the colonists invaded Khirbat Ibziq village, northeast of Tubas, and attempted to break into the Tahadi 10 school.
He added that several children suffered anxiety attacks before the teachers, and staff, managed to repel the invasion attempt of the school.
It is worth mentioning that the village, and several surrounding areas, are subject to repeated invasions and violations carried out by the colonists and the army.