In Pictures: Al-Aqsa under siege…Friday Prayer in the streets of Jerusalem
Tags: Hundreds of young Jerusalemite men performed the Friday Prayer in the streets of Jerusalem after the Israeli forces prevented those under 40 years old from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque. The Friday Prayer was held at Al-Aqsa gates and in the streets and roads of the Old City of Jerusalem where young men prayed at the closest point to Al-Aqsa Mosque they were able to get to due to the Israeli procedures and restrictions imposed on the entrance of worshippers. Friday Prayers were held near the road of Lions Gate…Wad Al-Joz…Dung Gate…Herod’s Gate…and Damascus Gate (Musrara). Suppressing worshippers… The occupation forces assaulted worshippers in the area of Lions Gate with sound grenades and rubber bullets and also sprayed pepper gas towards the young men. Wadi Hilweh Information Center was informed that the occupation forces assaulted the worshippers at Lions Gate while doing the “Sunna” Prayer after finishing the Friday Noon Prayer. Several worshippers were injured with burns due to being sprayed with pepper gas. Al-Aqsa under siege… The courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque seemed empty of worshippers due to the siege imposed on Al-Aqsa since last Sunday night to secure the settlers’ break-ins during the Jewish holiday “Sukkot”. During the last few days, hundreds of men and women were prevented from entering and praying at Al-Aqsa and prayers were held at Al-Aqsa gates and in the streets of the Old City of Jerusalem. Closing Al-Aqsa gates… The occupation authorities continued to close the gates of Al-Aqsa Mosque except for Hutta, Al-Majles and Al-Silsileh. Ras Al-Amoud… The occupation forces checked the Ids of young men and were stationed on top of the houses’ roofs in the neighborhood of Ras Al-Amoud.