OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (The Inside Palestine)- Thousands of Muslim worshipers reached the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque in Occupied Jerusalem and performed the third Friday prayer of Ramadan in its courtyards amid strict Israeli measures.
Jerusalemite sources said that 60,000 Muslim worshipers performed Friday prayer at Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Since the early hours, the Israeli police were deployed in the streets of Jerusalem and prevented Palestinians from the West Bank from accessing the Al-Aqsa Mosque to perform prayers. Nevertheless, several thousands of them managed to reach the Mosque by walking through mud roads.
The occupation police also prevented all residents of the Gaza Strip from reaching the Mosque to perform prayers.
After Friday prayer, a mass rally was launched in support of the resistance.
Citizens in the courtyards of Al-Aqsa chanted for the Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, and its military wing, al-Qassam Brigades.
The demonstrators also raised Palestinian flags and chanted national slogans.
Source: The Palestinian Information Center