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Sunday, October 8, 2017
PLO news agency declines to mention that Israel closes Cave of the Patriarchs to JEWS on Moslem holidays

PLO news agency report:

Israeli forces shut down Ibrahimi Mosque for Sukkot holiday
http://english.wafa.ps/page.aspx?id=w0jnmca92094475539aw0jnmc

HEBRON, October 8, 2017 (WAFA - Official PLO news agency) Israeli
authorities shut down the Ibrahimi Mosque (Cave of the Patriarchs) in Hebron
on Sunday in order to make way for Jewish celebrations on the occasion of
the Sukkot holiday.

Hafzi Abu Sneneh, director of the mosque, said he was informed that the site
would be shut down to Muslim worshipers from 10:00 pm Sunday until Tuesday
night. He added that call for prayer will also be banned during the shutdown
period.

At the same time, the site will remain open to Jewish settlers to celebrate
the Sukkot festival.

Almost on all Jewish occasions, Israel imposes strict restrictions on the
entry of Palestinians and Muslims to the Islamic site.

The mosque is located in the Old City neighborhood of Hebron, a few hundred
meters away from the part of the city illegally occupied by around 400
extremist settlers, who are protected by about 1,500 Israeli soldiers.

In 1994, Israel divided the Mosque between Muslims and Jews, after an
Israeli settler gunned down 30 Palestinians during dawn prayer.

M.N

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Report by independent Palestinian news agency covering the same story:

Israeli authorities ban Muslims from Ibrahimi mosque over Jewish holiday
Oct. 8, 2017 5:33 P.M. (Updated: Oct. 8, 2017 5:33 P.M.)
http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=779291


HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli authorities have decided to shut down the Ibrahimi
mosque to Muslims and non-Jewish visitors and only allow Jewish worshipers
access to the holy site, located in the southern occupied West Bank city of
Hebron, for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.

...Since the split, Muslim worshipers have been denied access to the site
during Jewish holidays and vice versa in effort to prevent violence from
erupting at the holy site....

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