Some 150,000 Perform Eid al-Adha Prayer at the Aqsa Mosque

Some 150,000 worshippers Saturday morning performed Eid al-Adha prayer at the Aqsa Mosque compound.

Since the morning hours, worshipers flocked to the mosque from Jerusalem, the various West Bank districts and from inside Israel to attend the prayer of Eid al-Adha, the “Festival of the Sacrifice” in English, which is the second of two globally celebrated holidays in Islam.

Israeli police set up dozens of roadblocks, conducted extensive searches and checks on Palestinians and their ID cards, and prevented many of them from reaching the holy site.

For many Palestinians in Jerusalem and across the occupied Palestinian territory, Eid al-Adha is directly connected to the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The mosque compound, which sits just above the Western Wall plaza, houses the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa mosque.

Al-Aqsa is located in East Jerusalem, a part of the internationally recognized Palestinian territories that have been occupied by the Israeli military since 1967.

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