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Israel Restricts Access to Masjid Al Aqsa. Appeal for prayers as Unrest spreads.

Elderly Muslims, being screened by Israeli Police out side Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Below 50 years of age are restricted to enter the mosque sicne last last Friday

Israel maintains West Bank lockdown (AFP) 15 March 2010, 11:34 AM JERUSALEM – Israeli police on Monday maintained restrictions on access to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound — Islam’s third holiest site — for the fourth day running amid tensions in Jerusalem.

Authorities fear renewed clashes could follow the formal reopening of a landmark synagogue in Jerusalem’s walled Old City, in mainly Arab east Jerusalem.

“Considering the risk of trouble, we maintain the state of alert and restrictions on access to the Temple Mount,” said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld. Since Friday, men under the age of 50 are barred from entering the compound, as are non-Muslims.

The compound housing Al-Aqsa and the Dome of the Rock is Islam’s third holiest site after Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia. 

Police clashed with protesters at the compound on March 5 and again last Friday. Tensions have spiralled following Israel’s announcement that it will build 1,600 new homes for Jewish settlers in mostly Arab east Jerusalem, which Palestinians consider to be the capital of their future state.

Palestinians decided to hold a two-hour strike in Jerusalem on Monday. The decision to rebuild the 1694 synagogue further fuelled tensions.

The synagogue was first destroyed by Ottoman authorities 21 years after it was built. It was rebuilt in 1864, then blown to pieces in 1948 as troops of the newly established state of Israel battled Jordanian soldiers for control of the city.

Israel has also extended a lockdown on the occupied West Bank that started on Friday.

  1. Mohmammad
    March 18, 2010 at 4:36 pm


    Our UMMA’H is still living in the Arts and Culture every ideology is running according, to as per FREEMASONS philosphy. Why i don,t know our UMMA’H did not portray harmony towards the enemy,may be the scholars are corrupted even we have Holy Quran and Authentic Hadith.
    Basically We are Monotheist but we are practicing the hypothetical analogies.Such as Dark ages is in the form of Modern civilisation to resolve the Al-Aqsa issue our scholars should portray Collective “IJTIHAD” and InshALLAH,once again we will form harmony towards hypothetical analogies.

    Mohammad Mujahid

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