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0202 – Points of View from Jerusalem


"One of the greatest days that the Jerusalemites have had since the conquest of the city and of Al-Aqsa in 1967, was on July 27th 2017, during the uprising at Lions' Gate [1].

50 years after the conquest of Al-Aqsa, the Jerusalemites got a taste of victory and reaped the fruits of their steadfastness and labor when they forced the Occupation forces to remove all the magnetometers and iron barriers from the gates of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

After they refused to enter the mosque for two weeks, they finally entered it on the afternoon of Thursday, July 27, 2017, thanking God, some of them cried, the women cheered, others distributed candies and others cried out and bowed in thanks to God.

This day is forever ingraned in the memory of the residents of Jerusalem, and this day should be recalled in every instance in which the Occupation makes things difficult for them."

– Roads of Jerusalem
0202 Editor's Note:
[1] After a shooting attack (occurred on July 14, 2017) in Al-Aqsa Mosque complex/Temple mount, which killed two border police officers, additional security measures were taken, including cameras outside the area and magnetometers at its entrances.
Arab Jerusalemites refused to enter the mosque until these measures were removed.

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