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Israeli occupation closes off al-Khalil’s Ibrahimi Mosque

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Gaza6Ap7AL-KHALIL (PNIC):-The Israeli occupation authorities announced on Wednesday their decision to close the Ibrahimi Mosque in the West Bank city of al-Khalil before Muslim worshipers.

Director of the Ibrahimi Mosque Hefdhi Abu Esneineh said the occupation authorities will block entrances to the site as of Wednesday 10:00 p.m. until Thursday 10:00 p.m. under the pretext of Jewish holidays.

He added that such closure decisions have been repeatedly issued following the notorious Ibrahimi Mosque massacre perpetrated in 1994 by a Jewish settler against Muslim worshipers.

Palestinian residents of al-Khalil’s Old City face a large Israeli military presence on a daily basis, with dozens of checkpoints set up at the entrances of many streets, as well as the entrance of the Ibrahimi Mosque itself.

Meanwhile, hundreds of notoriously violent Jewish settlers in al-Khalil move freely on the street, drive cars, and carry machine guns.

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