The Israeli forces prevent Muslims from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque to perform the Friday Noon Prayer
July 25, 2014

The Israeli authorities continued their siege on Al-Aqsa Mosque on Friday and prevented Palestinians from entering Al-Aqsa to perform the Friday Noon Prayer on the last Friday of Ramadan after preventing them from entering and praying on the previous night “Laylat Al-Qader”. The forces were heavily deployed in the streets of Jerusalem and at the entrances of the Old City as well as the gates of Al-Aqsa Mosque. They also established iron barriers in the roads leading to Al-Aqsa and prevented young men from going through and also launched a helicopter and the thermal balloon in the sky of Jerusalem to monitor and film the movement of worshippers. The Friday Noon Prayer was held in the streets of Jerusalem and the neighborhoods of the Old City adjacent to Al-Aqsa Mosque. After the prayer was over in Wadi Al-Joz, clashes broke out between the worshippers and Israeli forces that used wastewater, rubber bullets and sound grenades to disperse the worshippers; the Musta’ribeen (undercover) unit also arrested one young man. It is noteworthy that the Israeli forces prevented Muslims from praying in Al-Aqsa Mosque on Thursday night “Laylat Al-Qader” which is holiest night of Ramadan which led to the breakout of violent clashes in Al-Aqsa, the Old City and the neighborhoods around the city of Jerusalem.