Report: Over 1,200 Israeli violations against holy sites last year
More than 1,200 Israeli violations happened in 2016 against Palestinian holy sites, especially the Aqsa Mosque and the Ibrahimi Mosque, according to the Palestinian ministry of religious affairs in Ramallah.
In a report released by the ministry on Tuesday, these violations included banning the Adhan (call to prayer) 644 times at the Ibrahimi Mosque and closing it for 10 days.
The report highlighted the ongoing expansion of underground tunnels, excavations and Judaization projects taking place beneath and around the Aqsa Mosque as well as in the Old City of Jerusalem.
It also pointed to the exposure of Islamic mortmain real estate and cemeteries to several violations and break-ins by Jewish settlers and soldiers.
(Source / 04.1.2017)