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In Photos: Over 100,000 Palestinians celebrate Eid Al-Adha at Al-Aqsa Mosque

After being denied access to the mosque compound by the Israeli occupation authorities, scores of Jerusalemites performed the Eid prayer in the vicinity of Bab al-Asbat

MENA , Tuesday 20 Jul 2021
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Palestinians gather to celebrate alongside Muslims worldwide the first day of the al-Adha feast, at the al-Aqsa Mosque complex in Jerusalem's old city, on July 20, 2021. AFP
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Over 100,000 Palestinian Muslim worshipers celebrated Eid Al-Adha at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, WAFA reported Tuesday.

The worshipers made their way in the early morning hours to the mosque compound to attend the prayers of Eid Al-Adha, the Feast of the Sacrifice in English, which began at sunset on 19 July, and runs for four days to commemorate the Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God.

After being denied access to the mosque compound by the Israeli occupation authorities, scores of Jerusalemites performed the Eid prayer in the vicinity of Bab al-Asbat.

The Al-Aqsa Mosque compound houses both the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque and is considered the third holiest site in Islam.

Al-Aqsa is located in East Jerusalem, a part of the internationally recognized Palestinian territories that have been occupied by the Israeli military since 1967.

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