Thousands perform Eid al-Adha prayer at Al-Aqsa Mosque

Ahram Online , Saturday 9 Jul 2022

Some 150,000 worshippers Saturday morning performed Eid al-Adha prayer at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, WAFA news agency reported.

Palestinian Muslims celebrate outside the Dome of the Rock mosque at the Al-Aqsa compound in Jerusalem, following the morning prayer marking Islam s Eid al-Adha holiday which began on July 9, 2022. AFP


WAFA correspondent said that, since the early morning the worshipers arrived in large numbers from Jerusalem, the West Bank districts and from inside Israel to attend the prayer of Eid al-Adha.

Eid al-Adha, known as the ``Feast of Sacrifice'', commemorates the Quranic tale of Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice Ismail as an act of obedience to God. Before he could carry out the sacrifice, God provided a ram as an offering.

She also reported that, the Israeli police 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 site.

Al Aqsa Mosque compound is a site considered holy by Muslims as they believe that the Prophet Mohammed travelled from Mecca to Jerusalem and ascended to heaven from the site.

The compound located in East Jerusalem and Known as Haram Al Sharif to Muslims. It includes Al Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock mosque.

Al Aqsa Mosque compound is a part of the internationally-recognized Palestinian territories that have been occupied by the Israeli military since 1967.


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