Jerusalem’s Masjid-Al-Aqsa shut for three weeks amid surge in COVID cases

Jerusalem:  Following the surging COVID-19 instances Jerusalem’s Masjid-Al-Aqsa has shut its door for worshippers for the next 3 weeks, declared the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf on Wed..

Hatem Abdel Qader, a member of the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf stated that the Worshippers & visitors won’t be got in the mosque as of Fri. for a three-week period because of the infection outburst, records Anadolu Agency.

Although, the prayers within the mosque would continue with the prayer calls, mosque guards & employees.

Jordan is the custodian of the compound, well-known by Muslims as the Haram Al-Sharif, (or) Holy Sanctuary, & as the Temple Mount by Jews.

It’s only the 2nd time that the Islamic Endowments Dept. has ruled to close the compound from Israel occupied east Jerusalem within the 6-Day War of 1967.

Israel has formerly blocked accessibility to the website, that is a target of Palestinian aspirations for statehood.

The compound has been closed in the onset of the epidemic in Mar, when sweeping closures upended religious personal life in a way not witnessed for centuries.

Israeli officials have recorded nearly 167,000 COVID-19 instances, with 1,147 demises.

Within the occupied West Bank some of the 214 citizens have passed away from that infection & over 30,200 instances were lodged by Palestinian officials.