Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- 1200 worshipers joined Friday prayer with social distancing at Al Aqsa mosque today, while Israeli authorities continued to prevent Palestinians from outside the Old City from performing prayers at the holy mosque, using Jewish holidays and COVID-19 restrictions as a justification.
For the third Friday in a row, Israeli forces continued to close the road to the Old City and closed Bab Al Amoud, preventing worshipers from praying at Al Aqsa mosque.
Israeli forces set dozens of new checkpoints and carried out random searches, preventing dozens of them from reaching the Al Aqsa mosque.
The Israeli restrictions forced dozens of worshipers to perform prayers at the closest area to the holy mosque.
Israeli forces imposed random fines on worshipers in the neighborhood of Al Misrarah after they insisted to perform prayers near Bab Al Amoud.
Israeli authorities prevent Palestinians from performing prayers at the Al Aqsa mosque, while on the other side, allowing dozens of settlers to celebrate holidays in the courtyards of Al Aqsa mosque and the streets of the occupied city.