News Digest: Dome of the Rock Lighting
“Watch as the lights of Dome of the Rock are completely lit last night [March 21, 2018]; this step comes after many years of being unable to completely illuminate the mosque because of measures taken by the Occupation.”
“The Islamic Waqf  in Jerusalem lights the Dome of the Rock Mosque once again after the Occupation had prevented it from doing the necessary electrical maintenance for the mosque for many months.”
– Alquds Research Center
0202 Editor’ Note:
The Islamic Waqf essentially functions as the religious and civil administration of the Haram Al-Sharif. Following the 1967 war in which Israel took control the Old City of Jerusalem, the Israeli government decided to maintain Jordanian custodianship of the Waqf. Today, the Haram al-Sharif is governed and funded jointly by the Jordanian Waqf and the Waqf of the Palestinian Authority.
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