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70,000 worshipers perform Friday prayer at Al-Aqsa

Tens of thousands of Muslim worshipers reached the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Occupied Al-Quds and performed the Friday prayer in its courtyards amid strict Israeli measures.

The Islamic Endowments Department in Al-Quds said that more than 70,000 worshipers performed the Friday prayer in the holy site despite the Israeli restrictions imposed at the gates and entrances of the Old City.


The Israeli police forces set up dozens of roadblocks, conducted extensive searches and checks on Palestinians and their ID cards, and prevented many of them from reaching the holy Islamic site.


Since the early hours of dawn, thousands of Palestinians gathered at the gates of the al-Aqsa Mosque on their way to attend the dawn prayer, confirming the Palestinians’ spiritual links to the holy site.


Similar gatherings were also reported in several West Bank towns, amid the participation of families of Palestinian martyrs and prisoners.