Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Dozens of Palestinians organized a vigil on Sunday in solidarity with the former grand mufti of Jerusalem and current head of the Higher Islamic Council in the holy city Sheikh Ikrima Sabri, who was summoned for interrogation at Maskubiyyeh interrogation centre.
QNN reporter said that many religious, official, and popular figures took part in the vigil and accompanied Sheikh Sabri to the interrogation centre.
The participants made speeches, slamming the Israeli decisions of banning Palestinian worshipers, especially religious leaders, from entering Al Aqsa mosque.
Sheikh Sabri stated that he has been praying in the holy mosque for 70 years and peaching in it for 47 years and that there is no reasonable cause for preventing him from reaching to it.
The lawyer Khaled Zabarqah said that “what is happening today is an obvious example of the Israeli religious persecution against Muslim scholars and worshipers in Jerusalem”.
“Today, we witness a unique case of interrogating religious leaders for praying at the Al Aqsa mosque and practicing their right to practice religion”, he added.
He stressed that Sheikh Sabri is accused of “breaching a police order and praying at Al Aqsa mosque last Friday”.
“Entry and prayers by Muslim scholars at Al Aqsa mosque turned out to be a cause of mischief according to the Israeli police, which is concerning”, Zabarqa stated.