Israel bans Muslims from Hebron’s Ibrahimi mosque

The Israeli authorities have decided to shut down the Ibrahimi mosque, in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, for Muslims and non-Jewish visitors allowing only Jews into the holy site, for Jewish holidays. The Acting Head of Hebron Endowment, Jalal al-Rajabi, said that the Israeli authorities will shut down the site from 10 p.m. Wednesday until 10 p.m. Thursday, pointing out that the doors of the mosque will open to Muslim worshipers on Friday for the call to prayer. Al-Rajabi added that the Muslim call to prayer will also be banned during the shutdown period. The Fatah movement rejected the closure of the Ibrahimi mosque, considering the move a crime against holy sites and against the Palestinian people, as well as a violation of all international conventions.
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