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Palestine: Israel bans Friday call to prayer at Ibrahimi mosque

7th Apr 2018
Palestine: Israel bans Friday call to prayer at Ibrahimi mosque

By Qais Abu Samra

 

AL-KHALIL [Hebron], Palestine (AA): Israel on Friday banned the Adhan (the Muslim call to prayer) at the Ibrahimi Mosque in the West Bank city of Hebron (Al-Khalil), according to Palestinian Religious Endowments Minister Yousef Adais.

In a press statement, Adais described the move as “a dangerous precedent” and “a cowardly breach of the freedom of worship”.

“Continued Israeli violations against the mosque clearly show that the occupation authorities, along with the [Jewish] settlers, are trying to exert total control over the area’s Muslim holy sites,” the minister asserted.

In 1994, Baruch Goldstein, an Israeli-American Jewish settler, gunned down 29 Palestinian Muslims as they prayed early morning during Ramadan at the mosque before being killed himself.

Since then, Israel divided the mosque — believed to have been built on the tomb of Prophet Ibrahim — into a Muslim section (45 percent) and a Jewish section (55 percent).

The Jews and Israeli soldiers enter in Muslim section of the mosque armed wearing boots.

The Ibrahimi Mosque is located in Hebron’s Old City district, where some 400 illegal Jewish settlers now reside under the protection of about 1,500 Israeli soldiers.

Additional news by The Muslim News

[Photo: Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron, Palestine. By Ooman/Creative Commons]

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