The occupation authorities decide to open Al-Aqsa…Prayers in the streets of Jerusalem…clashes in Silwan
July 15, 2017

The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, decided to reopen Al-Aqsa Mosque on Sunday afternoon for worshippers, tourists and settlers.

The occupation police said in a statement that Netanyahu decided to place electronic gates and surveillance cameras outside Al-Aqsa Mosque in order to monitor what goes on inside.

Prayers in the streets

Jerusalemites performed the Evening and Night Prayers in the streets of Jerusalem and at the gates of the Old City of Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque as the occupation authorities continue to close Al-Aqsa for the second consecutive day.

Firas Dibs, head of media and public relations at the Islamic Awqaf department, said the occupation intelligence called a group of Al-Aqsa guards and requested them not to go to Al;-Aqsa on Sunday. Among the guards were Khalil Tarhooni, Fadi Alayan and Hamzeh Nabali.


Clashes broke out on Saturday night in the neighborhood of Ein Al-Lozeh in Silwan in which the occupation forces randomly fired sound grenades, rubber bullets and light bombs. Young men responded with throwing Molotov Cocktails and firecrackers towards the forces and settlers’ guards’ vehicle.

The occupation forces raided the house of Jaber Abbasi in the neighborhood and assaulted his sons Mohammad (17) and Hatem (15). They also raided a house owned by Abu Tayeh family and assaulted a young men and severely beat him.