Muslims pray on the night of Laylatul Qadr at Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem, on April 18, 2023. Photo/Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency
JERUSALEM – More than a quarter of a million Palestinian worshipers welcomed the night of Lailatul Qadr on the 27th night of Ramadan at the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Monday (17/4/2023).
Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians thronged the Al Aqsa Mosque compound despite the restrictions by Israeli forces.
The data was released by the Department of Islamic Waqf in Jerusalem when Muslims mark the most important night in the Islamic calendar.
The courtyards and prayer halls of Al-Aqsa Mosque are packed with worshipers coming from the West Bank, Jerusalem and from inside Israel, despite the restrictions and barriers imposed by Israel’s illegal occupation.
The Qalandia junction, north of Jerusalem, is witnessing tensions due to Israeli forces’ restrictions on Palestinians traveling through it to reach Jerusalem.
Hundreds of Palestinians were denied entry to the Al Aqsa Mosque compound.