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Israel restricts entry to Al-Aqsa Mosque for Palestinians on first Friday of Ramadan

Israeli forces blocked thousands of Palestinians from towns and villages of the occupied West Bank from reaching Al-Aqsa Mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem to perform the first Friday prayer of the holy month of Ramadan.

Ramadan is a month of fasting from sunrise to sunset, observed by hundreds of millions of Muslims around the world.

The Palestinian Wafa official agency reported that Israeli military forces blocked roads and installed makeshift checkpoints from the early hours of Friday around occupied East Jerusalem, allowing only small numbers to pass through.

Around 70,000 Palestinians, mostly residents of East Jerusalem and Palestinians inside Israel, made it through to the Al-Aqsa compound, despite restrictions in the city, according to Wafa.

In the Friday prayer ceremony, Sheikh Ekrima Sabri condemned Israel’s action to cut the wires of the Al-Aqsa minarets’ loudspeakers on Wednesday to prevent Palestinians from raising the call of prayer on the second day of Ramadan, which coincided with Israeli celebrations of Independence Day in the Western Wall Plaza, west of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

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