Severe damage and a malfunction in the “acoustics and speakers’ system in Al-Aqsa
September 19, 2022

The Islamic Endowments Department said, in a statement on Monday, that the acoustics and speakers’ system in the Al-Qibli prayer hall inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque suffered from a malfunction and severe damage, and the speakers need to urgently be replaced, but the police prevented and interfered in that.

The Department of Endowments explained that the malfunction is in the internal audio speakers of the Al-Qibli prayer hall and affects more than 60% of the total number of speakers in this chapel.

The Department of Jerusalem Endowments and the Affairs of the Al-Aqsa Mosque explained that, since the first moments of the emergence of this problem nearly two months ago, it has worked to provide the modern audio speakers necessary to replace more than 40 damaged speakers, to ward off these malfunctions that disturb the worshipers performing their prayers inside this blessed chapel, as the voice of the imam is hardly heard during the performance of prayers.

The department added in its statement that despite the urgent need to repair these malfunctions and the need to replace the damaged speakers to avoid their consequences that affect the revival of rituals throughout the Al-Aqsa Mosque, especially the Al-Qibli prayer hall, but the occupation police, with the utmost recklessness, intervened to disrupt and prevent all the measures taken by the Endowment Department and prevented its crews from exercising their duties by replacing the damaged speakers with new ones (which have been in the Endowments Department store in Lions Gate for more than a month and a half), in this vital and necessary matter which constitutes the most basic of our rights in exercising our role in maintaining this mosque, in order to preserve its Islamic identity.

The Islamic Endowments Department confirmed that all construction and maintenance work in Al-Aqsa Mosque is an integral part of the tasks entrusted to us in the Islamic Endowments Department, and the intransigence and interventions of the occupation police are nothing but a flagrant violation of the right of the Al-Aqsa Mosque that was imposed by force and has nothing to do with any security measures.

The department called on the occupation authority and those in charge of it to stop this unfair policy and measures pursued by the occupation police against the Al-Aqsa Mosque/Al-Haram Al-Sharif and against the Islamic Endowments Department.