• September 26, 2010

IOA closes Ibrahimi Mosque for two days

IOA closes Ibrahimi Mosque for two days

 The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) decided to close down the Ibrahimi Mosque in Al-Khalil for two days before Muslim worshippers to celebrate Jewish holidays.

The director of Al-Khalil Waqf, Zeid Al-Jabari, said in a press release that the IOA informed the Waqf department of its intention to close down the mosque on Sunday and Monday.

The IOA closes down the holy site before Muslims on each Jewish holiday in accordance with recommendations by the Shamgar Commission that was formed by the IOA in the wake of the massacre in the Ibrahimi Mosque in which an armed Jewish settler killed 29 Palestinians while praying.