Jerusalem, (UNA-OIC) – Over 27,000 Palestinian Muslim worshipers attended Eid al-Adha prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, WAFA reported.
The worshipers made their way in the early morning hours to the mosque compound to attend the prayers of Eid al-Adha, the second of two globally celebrated holidays in Islam as Israel, the occupying power, imposed a partial lockdown to battle the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
In his sermon, the Grant Mufti of Jerusalem Sheikh Muhammad Hussein stressed that the mosque compound solely belongs to Muslims and should not be shared with any “aggressor” or “tyrant.”
He added that the Palestinian people had no alternative but to unite in order to defend their holy sites and territories against foreign occupation.
As part of the precautionary measures to battle the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, worshipers had to wear face masks, maintain social distancing, and bring their own prayer rugs.