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At least 40,000 worshippers perform Eid prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque

RAMALLAH, June 17 (KUNA) -- More than 40,000 worshippers performed Eid Al-Adha prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem on Sunday, despite Israeli occupation restrictions and assaults on the devotees.
The Islamic Waqf in Jerusalem reported that the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) attacked worshippers on their way to Al-Aqsa Mosque, preventing dozens from entering the compound to perform the Eid prayers.
Local sources indicated that early in the morning, the IOF stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque, checked the IDs of those inside, disrupted the movement of worshippers, and barred a large number of young men from entering, forcing them to pray outside the gates.(end) nq.jsy