Israeli settlers break into the Bab al-Rahma cemetery and perform rituals

Days of Palestine – Jerusalem – A group of Israeli settlers Today, Saturday, stormed the Bab al-Rahma cemetery, adjacent to the eastern wall of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and desecrated graves in it.

Munther Siyam, a member of the Islamic Cemeteries Committee in the Occupied Jerusalem, said that Israeli settlers performed rituals near the Lions Gate after storming Al-Rahma Cemetery, and desecrated the graves and violated its sanctity, with the protection of the Israeli occupation police.

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Committee spokesman Ahmed Samreen said that the people of Silwan confronted the settlers and expelled them from the place, adding that it was not the first time that the settlers violated the sanctity of the cemetery, as they had previously held an official ceremony in it, in a move aimed at Judaizing the Arab character in Jerusalem, in order to empty it of the population.

It is noteworthy that the Bab al-Rahma cemetery is one of the most famous cemeteries in occupied Jerusalem, and it extends from the Bab al-Asbat area to the end of the eastern Al-Aqsa Mosque and reaches the Umayyad palaces south of the mosque.

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In this context, the Israeli occupation police tightened their military measures at the gates of the old Jerusalem and the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Eyewitnesses reported that the Israeli occupation obstructed the entry of people near the entrances and doors in Jerusalem, and checked their personal identities.

(Source / 13.02.2021)

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