Illegal settlers installed dozens of Israeli flags on the Ibrahimi Mosque in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, ahead of "Israeli Independence Day", celebrated on Nakba Day, when some 750,000 Palestinians were expelled from their lands in 1948.
Sheikh Hifthi Abu Sneineh, the director of the mosque told Ma'an that settlers installed Israeli flags over the mosque "as an attempt to take over the mosque and turn it into a synagogue".
"As usual, Israeli settlers attempt to impose their control during their Jewish holidays, but we will continue to expose their practices and violations conducted against this Islamic mosque that belongs to all Muslims around the world," Abu Sneineh said.
Abu Sneineh noted that Israeli forces had banned the adhan, the Muslim call to prayer, inside the Ibrahimi mosque 66 times in April. He called for support "to stop Israeli settlers' violations and aggression".