Israel decides to deploy 3,600 policemen in Jerusalem on the last Friday of Ramadan

Jerusalem – The Israeli police announced, on Thursday, its decision to deploy 3,600 members in the city of East Jerusalem on the last Friday of the month of Ramadan, corresponding to tomorrow, amid expectations that tens of thousands of worshipers will flock to Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The last Friday of Ramadan coincides with the celebration of Laylat al-Qadr (nights 26-27) in Al-Aqsa Mosque, and it is the only night during the year in which the doors of the mosque are opened around the clock, and therefore it is expected that tens of thousands of worshipers will flock to Al-Aqsa Mosque to commemorate it.

The Israeli police said in a statement, a copy of which was sent to Anadolu Agency, that “3,600 police officers will be deployed in the city tomorrow, Friday.”

She added: “Special preparations will continue until Saturday morning and will also include Laylat al-Qadr prayers, as the police will work with increased forces, especially at the crossings surrounding Jerusalem, in East Jerusalem and in the alleys of the Old City.”

The police also announced that they arrested 23 Palestinians last week in the Al-Aqsa Mosque area on charges of “incitement.”

The Israeli authorities prevent Palestinian males under the age of 55, and females under the age of 50, residents of the West Bank, from arriving in East Jerusalem to perform prayers at the mosque.

The situation in the West Bank is witnessing great tension as a result of Israel’s escalation of raids, arrests, and raids, in addition to its restrictions on the entry of worshipers into Al-Aqsa Mosque during the month of Ramadan, in conjunction with its war on the Gaza Strip.

As of Thursday evening, the escalating Israeli army operations in the West Bank resulted in the killing of 457 Palestinians and the injury of about 4,750 others, and the total number of arrests reached about 7,990, which are record numbers in nearly 6 months, compared to previous years.

Anatolia

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2024-04-05 07:29:34

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