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0202 – Points of View from Jerusalem


"Jerusalem celebrates Eid Al-Fitr after 3 million Muslims visit Al-Aqsa during Ramadan

Jerusalemites celebrated the joyous Eid Al-Fitr [1] holiday after a month of Ramadan fasting, during which some 3 million worshipers visited the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.

This number is according to the Ministry of Islamic Waqfs [2] in Jerusalem, which reported about 350 thousand visitors during Laylat Al-Qadr [3].

Some 90,000 Muslems delivered joyous Eid Al-Fitr prayers in the corridors of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque. These numbers are a new challenge to the American and Israeli policies toward the occupied city of Jerusalem, stressing that the Palestinians reject any political solutions that undermine their right to the city.

The director of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Omar Al-Kiswani, called to continue pilgrimage to Al-Aqsa Mosque and not to abandon it, as a large presence strengthens its Islamic character and thwarts Occupation plans aimed at Judaizing it.

'All citizens must go to Al-Aqsa Mosque to thwart Occupation plans to seize Al-Aqsa Mosque.'"

– Loma Sahafa.ps

0202 Editor's notes:
[1] Eid Al-Fitr is the holiday marking the end of the Ramadan fast.
[2] A Waqf is an Islamic endowment, here referring to the Muslim body charged with administering daily functions of the mosque.
[3] Laylat Al-Qadr, meaning the night of destiny, is one of the holiest nights during Ramadan, marking the night the Quranic verses descended from heaven to Muhammad. This year it fell on last Monday.

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