Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Thousands of Palestinian worshipers performed at Friday dawn the Al-Fajr prayer at the Al-Aqsa in occupied Jerusalem.
The Palestinians performed the Al-Fajr prayer with the intention of supporting the “Great Fajr” campaign to pray at the holy sites.
Photos | Thousands of Palestinian worshippers performed Fajr prayer at Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied #Jerusalem, today.
Then the Palestinians, including several families, gathered in the courtyards of the mosque.
They confirmed their spiritual links to the holy site and rejected the Israeli systematic Judaization policy.
However, well-armed Israeli occupation soldiers obstructed the movement of dozens of Palestinians heading to the mosque, earlier today.
They also searched them, harassed them, and confiscated their ID cards.
Moreover, the forces stopped a bus loaded with Palestinians coming from the Kafr Qasim city.
They prevented them from entering and praying at the holy site, before searching all of their ID cards and allowing them to enter.
The forces also brutally assaulted a female worshiper because she tried to take pictures for the dozens of Palestinians who were not allowed to enter to the holy site.
Every Friday, thousands of Palestinians stream to the Al-Aqsa mosque, the world’s third-holiest site for Muslims.
They recite the Holy Quran before performing the Al-Fajr prayer and later the Friday prayer.
Israeli forces always facilitate settlers’ incursions to the mosque which has been intensively allowed by occupation authorities since 2003.
34,562 settlers broke into the holy site in 2021, setting a new record.
In 2020, 19,000 settlers broke into the mosque and 29,700 settlers in 2019, according to Al-Qastal.
In January, 3078 extremist settlers broke into Al-Aqsa Mosque and 3,698 in February.
Jews refer to the area as the Temple Mount, claiming it was the site of two prominent Jewish temples in ancient times.
The complex also includes the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, one of the most sacred Christian sites in the world.
(Source / 18.03.2022)