Israel to Turn Mughrabi Gate into Female Synagogue

25 Apr
8:26 PM

Israeli authorities have started turning parts of Mughrabi Gate pathway, adjacent to the western wall of the Al-Aqsa mosque, into a synagogue for women, Al-Aqsa Foundation for Waqf and Heritage said.The foundation added in a statement, on Wednesday, that the occupation authorities erected wooden pillars, over the last few days, on a large part of the Mughrabi Gate pathway and, then, covered the pillars with a wooden roof, installed fans and set up tables and chairs.

During the Passover holiday, women began to enter the area to perform prayers and Talmudic rituals, meaning that this area has become a synagogue for Jewish women, the foundation reported.

Al Ray further states that the foundation confirmed that this crime is added to a series of crimes against the Palestinians’ lands in the Mughrabi Gate, noting that the occupation is planning to Judaize the whole way, even if it starts gradually.

Just this past Wednesday, three female colonial settlers were detained by police, on suspicion of breaking into Al-Rahma Islamic cemetery, next to Al-Aqsa Mosque, where they sprayed racial graffiti on a grave. They were held in Al-Qashla detention centre, in the Old City, to prosecute them later.

Mahmoud Abu Al-Ataa, Media Director of Al-Aqsa Foundation for Heritage and Islamic Waqf, stated that this group of settlers only recently desecrated the cemetery, in attempts to perform Talmudic rituals there, during the night hours.

Al Aqsa had just been raided, the day prior, by soldiers and right-wing settlers. Several assaults and injuries were reported.

Abu Al-Ata strongly condemned such crimes against the cemetery, holding the occupation fully responsible for the attacks against mosques and churches in Jerusalem and pre-1948 Palestine.

Al-Ata called on all Palestinians in Jerusalem to exercise caution, especially in light of the escalation of such organized crimes by ‘Price Tag’ Jewish colonial gangs, and has recently stressed the importance taking serious actions to stop the Judaization projects in Jerusalem.

Photos at Al Ray, via link below.

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