Palestinians Enter Bab Al-Rahmeh Section of Al-Aqsa Mosque after 16 Years

Hundreds of Muslim worshipers entered Bab al-Rahmeh area inside the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in al-Quds Old City for the first time since the area was closed to Palestinians by Israeli forces in 2003. The Palestinian Muslims forced their way into the area ahead of the weekly Friday prayer, defying the Israeli ban of Muslim worshipping in the area.
 
The worshipers chanted religious and national slogans and mounted the flag of Palestine to show delight at the reopening of the area, which has only been open during the past 16 years to Jewish fanatics during provocative visits to the Muslim holy place. 60 thousand worshippers from occupied Jerusalem and the Palestinian towns in Israel were able to perform Friday prayer inside the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque today despite Israel’s restrictions.
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