Ten Thousands of Palestinians perform Friday prayers at Aqsa Mosque
Thousands of Muslim worshipers from all Palestinian areas performed the Friday prayers today at the Aqsa Mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem.
Quds Press said that over 20,000 Palestinians from the West Bank, the 1948 occupied lands, and the Gaza Strip flocked to Jerusalem to listen to the Khutba and pray at the Mosque.
It added that the Israeli occupation police did not impose restrictions on the entry of Muslims to the Aqsa Mosque to perform the prayers this Friday, but they embarked on searching Palestinian citizens in the Old City of Jerusalem and around the Aqsa Mosque.
Sheikh Mohamed Hussein, Grand Mufti of Palestine and Jerusalem, preached the Friday khutba, which highlighted the issue of Israel’s detention of Palestinian martyrs’ bodies.
Sheikh Hussein emphasized that the families of martyrs have the right to bury their sons and daughters properly in accordance with the provisions of the Islamic Sharia.
He called on international human rights groups to pressure Israel to release the bodies of Palestinians killed by its soldiers.
The preacher also talked about the ongoing Israeli violations at the Aqsa Mosque and its exposure to daily desecration by Jewish settlers.
“No one has the right to interfere in the Aqsa Mosque’s affairs, including the occupation. The Mosque with its courtyards, corridors and prayer halls exclusively belongs to the Muslims,” he underlined.