Israel closed Ibrahimi Mosque for Muslims


HEBRON, PALESTINOW.COM — Israeli occupation authorities on Tuesday closed the Ibrahimi Mosque in al-Khalil city for Jewish holidays.

Hefzi Abu Sneineh, who is in charge of the Ibrahimi Mosque, said that the Israeli authorities decided to close the Mosque and ban Adhan (call of prayer) on Tuesday and Wednesday for Sukkot holiday.

Abu Sneineh told Quds Press that such closures, which are usually approved by Shamgar Committee which was formed following the Ibrahimi Mosque massacre in 1994, are a blatant aggression on the sanctity of the Islamic site.

In a related context, the Israeli army deployed its forces in Bab al-Zawiya area in the center of al-Khalil city and forced Palestinian citizens to close their shops to secure a settler break-in into a nearby archaeological site.

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