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Palestinians pray in long-closed part of Al-Aqsa in Jerusalem

Palestinians pray in long-closed part of Al-Aqsa in Jerusalem
Saturday 23
2:40 2019

For the first time in 16 years, Palestinians on Friday prayed at an area by the Al-Rahma gate, located inside East Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque complex. It is a passageway of gates and a stairway leading to a hall that had been closed by Israeli authorities for years and was reopened on Friday by Muslim religious officials. The hall is located a short distance from Al-Aqsa Mosque itself. The Israeli authorities closed the area in 2003. In 2017, an Israeli court upheld the closure order. But on Friday, the Religious Endowments Authority, a Jordan-run agency mandated with overseeing East Jerusalem’s Muslim ...

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Aljazeera : Palestinians pray in long-closed part of Al-Aqsa in Jerusalem

Summary: The area near Al-Rahma gate was closed by Israeli court order in 2003, Palestinians entered and prayed there on Friday.

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