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Israel silences call to prayer from Al-Aqsa Mosque

April 25, 2023 at 1:42 pm

Muslims mark the Al-Quds Day (Jerusalem) as they gather to perform the 4th Friday Prayer of holy Islamic month of Ramadan at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem on April 14, 2023 [Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency]

Israeli authorities yesterday prevented the call to the evening prayer from being raised at Al-Aqsa Mosque by cutting off the cables of the mosque’s loudspeakers under the pretext that Jews were celebrating in the neighbouring Buraq Square (Western Wall).

This came as a number of Jerusalemite figures and entities had called on Palestinians to perform the Maghrib and Ishaa prayers at Al-Aqsa’s Bab Al-Rahma Prayer Hall in an effort to protect it from attacks and violations by occupation forces and settlers.

For the second time in two days, Israeli occupation police stormed the Bab Al-Rahma Prayer Hall yesterday morning and ripped out its new electrical wirings. It also prevented Muslim worshippers from entering it.

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