Islamic Endowments condemns banning of Muslim preacher from Al-Aqsa

Jerusalem24 – The Council of Endowments and Islamic Holy Affairs and the Administration of Endowments for Jerusalem denounced the Israeli authorities’ targeting of a religious  dignitary in Jerusalem, and decision to expel the preacher of the Al-Aqsa Mosque; Sheikh Ikrima Sabri, head of the Supreme Islamic Authority and member of the Council of Endowments. Sabri was banned for a week from the mosque after an interrogation that lasted for more than six hours at the Moskoubiya detention center.

In a statement issued by them yesterday, Sunday, the Council of Endowments and the Department of Endowments affirmed the right of Muslims alone in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, with its area of ​​144 dunums, and with all its buildings, squares, walls, and roads leading to it above ground and underground. And that no one has the right to deprive any Muslim of access to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, to pray in it, and to perform their religious rituals.

Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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