Published: 2019-03-17 12:06
Last Updated: 2019-03-17 12:12
On Sunday morning, the Israeli court ordered the closure of the Bab al-Rahma at Al-Aqsa Mosque temporarily for 60 days.
According to the Israeli “Walla” website, the Israeli court decided to respond to a petition filed by the Israeli Parliament of the need to close the Bab al-Rahma and its prayer area for security reasons.
The Israeli police have closed down the majority of the gates of Al Aqsa including the Bab al-Rahma last Tuesday, assaulted worshipers and expelled them from the Al-Aqsa Mosque after Palestinians threw a Molotov cocktail at a police post in the courtyards of Al-Aqsa, but later reopened the area on Wednesday.
Commenting on the decision, the Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs in the Palestinian government Yusuf Adais said that the decision of the Israeli court is illegal and in collusion with the desire of the Israeli police.
He added that the decision of the court will lead to a new wave of infiltrations of the settlers to carry out their Talmudic prayers in a plan that became clear after dividing the Aqsa Mosque spatially, which will further violate Muslim worshipers.