Days of Palestine

Wednesday, May 31

Israeli Troops Strom Al-Aqsa’s Bab Al-Rahma, Ban Call to Prayer

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Israeli occupation troops stormed Monday, April 24, 2023, the Bab Al-Rahma (Gate of Mercy) chapel in the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, and confiscated many of its contents.

Palestinian eyewitnesses said that Israeli troops stormed the vicinity of Bab Al-Rahma and deployed “at the upper door, the main door, and inside the chapel,” and prevented the Palestinian worshipers from being inside and around the chapel.

The witnesses added that the Israeli forces confiscated fans, lights, electric cables and headphones from inside the chapel.

Local Palestinian sources reported that the Israeli occupation forces banned the call to Al-Ishaa prayer in Al-Aqsa Mosque, under the pretext that there were Jewish celebrations in Al-Buraq Square adjacent to the mosque.

On Saturday morning, the second day of Eid Al-Fitr, the occupation forces stormed the Bab al-Rahma chapel, took off the electricity cables, and broke the fans and lights. In the evening, the electric cables inside the chapel were repaired.