Al Aqsa mosque closed temporarily in fear of coronavirus spread
Al Aqsa has been closed temporarily from the morning of Monday in fear of coronavirus spread, announced the Council of the Religious Endowments and Islamic Affairs in a statement on Sunday.
The decision has been taken on recommendations by religious and medical experts to prevent coronavirus outbreak.
“The suspension will be limited to worshipers only. All workers will continue to work in the mosque,” the statement said.
“Adhan will be recited for all prayers as usual. Workers, however, will perform prayers in the courtyards of the holy mosque,” it added.
The council also asked all Palestinians to understand the propose of suspension and to perform prayers in their houses.