Al-Quds (IP) - About 55,000 Palestinians attended the Friday prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, Although many worshippers from the occupied West Bank were prevented from entering due to strict measures imposed by Israeli forces after recent Resistance actions against Israeli ocupation.

Iran PressMiddle East: Al-Aqsa is not only revered by Muslims across the globe but has also become symbolic of Palestinian culture and its existence.

Over the past years, the al-Aqsa Mosque compound has seen a sharp rise in Israeli settlers storming the compound and performing rituals there in violation of the status quo.

Dividing al-Aqsa compound a declaration of war

An Israeli Knesset member's proposal to split Islam’s al-Aqsa Mosque complex between Muslims and settlers has been met with fierce opposition by the Palestinian resistance who say it amounts to a “declaration of war”.

Amit Halevi, a member of the Likud party, which has a slim majority in the Israeli Knesset, has proposed a plan to divide the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied al-Quds between Jewish settlers and Muslims, sparking warnings by the Palestinian resistance.


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