Israeli Military forces closed the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron in the West Bank today, October 4th, and only allowed Israeli settlers to enter it, the Palestinian news agency WAFA reported. The director of Hebron Endowments, Zayd Al-Ja‘bari, reported to WAFA that the Israeli military forces closed the Ibrahim Mosque to Muslim worshipers this morning and opened all its corridors and courtyards to Israeli settlers, ostensibly to enable their celebration of the Jewish Yom Kippur ,or Holiday of Repentance.

He added that the occupation intends to close all the corridors and courtyards of the Ibrahim Mosque, while preventing the call to prayer, on Saturday, 8 October, in connection with the Yom Kippur holiday.