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90 thousand Palestinians celebrate Laylat al-Qadr in Al-Aqsa despite Israeli obstacles

More than 90,000 Palestinian worshipers ritualized yesterday, Saturday, Night of Power in Al-Aqsa Mosque, despite the unprecedented and strict security measures taken by the Israeli forces in the city of Jerusalem.

And the Islamic Endowments Department said in a brief statement: "More than 90,000 worshipers are celebrating the Night of Power in the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque despite the difficult occupation measures, and many worshipers are prevented from arriving and being closed to the residents of the West Bank."

The Israeli forces tightened their unprecedented security measures in the city of Jerusalem, coinciding with the arrival of thousands of Palestinians to the Al-Aqsa Mosque to commemorate Laylat al-Qadr.

Eyewitnesses said that the heavily armed Israeli forces increased their deployment in large numbers in the areas of East Jerusalem and at the gates of Al-Aqsa Mosque, especially Bab al-Amud, Bab al-Sahira and Bab al-Asbat.

They pointed out that the Israeli reinforcements in the city began since the beginning of the month of Ramadan, but Israel has doubled its forces during the past few days and today as the Palestinians revived the Night of Power.

Local sources reported that several areas in the center of Jerusalem, especially the Bab Hatta area, are experiencing tension due to the settlers' attempts to provoke Jerusalemites, but the matter did not reach into confrontations.

Since the beginning of Ramadan, the city of Jerusalem has witnessed attacks by the Israeli police forces and settlers, especially in the Bab al-Amud and Sheikh Jarrah neighborhoods.