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150,000 Palestinians in Al-Aqsa for Eid Al-Adha

Jerusalem24 – Around 150,000 worshippers attended prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem on Eid Al-Adha, filling the courtyard of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and the alleys of the Old City.

Volunteers distributed gifts to children and sweets to worshippers.

The occasion passed without any significant incidents, despite a heavy Israeli police presence and several checkpoints set up around and within the Old City.

According to the office of the Jerusalem Governorate, Israeli forces stormed the courtyard of Al-Aqsa Mosque and removed some banners. The office also reported settlers wearing t-shirts with “inciteful” slogans in the vicinity of Bab Al-Amoud.

Bab Al-Amoud is one of the gates to the Old City which serves as a gathering place for Palestinian Jerusalemites, especially during the holidays.

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