Al-Aqsa Mosque reopened its doors to worshipers, at dawn on Sunday, after it closed for a period of nearly 70 days due to the outbreak of the new Corona virus.
The authorities imposed some precautionary measures in light of health officials warning of high HIV infections, according to “Reuters”
After two months of stone … Jerusalemites embrace the Al-Aqsa Mosque again …. It is longing and longing … God has cleansed Al-Aqsa and Palestine from angry Jews🌹🌹🌹🙏 pic.twitter.com/ZDZaHFYKYm
– Amin Al-Wahrani (@ amineoran1986) May 31, 2020
The Council of Endowments, Affairs and Islamic Holy Sites attributed the decision to reopen the closed mosque since 15 March, due to the slow spread of Covid-19 disease caused by HIV infection.
The Religious Endowments Council obliged the worshipers in a statement to wear masks and bring personal carpets to pray. The council did not specify whether it would impose a maximum number of worshipers in the complex, which has an area of 35 acres.
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– Khaled Safi # Palestine 🇵🇸 (@KhaledSafi) May 31, 2020
Approximately 700 worshipers entered the mosque to perform the dawn prayer, most of them wore masks and carried carpets to pray, and chanted, “God is great, we will protect Al-Aqsa with our spirit and blood.”
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The Council of Endowments, Islamic Affairs and Holy Sites in Jerusalem announced last March the suspension of worshipers’ attendance at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem for a temporary period, to limit the spread of the new Corona virus.