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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Israel blocks Islamic call to prayer on broadcasting

PressTV- The holy Ibrahimi Mosque in the city of al-Khalil in the occupied West Bank
Israel has blocked the broadcast of Adhan (the Islamic call to prayers) from the holy Ibrahimi (Abrahamic) Mosque in the occupied West Bank.

Zaid al-Jabari, director of the Muslim Waqf (endowment) in the West Bank city of al-Khalil, said on Sunday that Israeli authorities prevented the holy site from broadcasting the Adhan, claiming that it disturbed the settlers of the occupied region, the independent English daily Youm7 reported.

Al-Jabari condemned the “racist” move by Israeli officials, considering it “an encroachment on the divine religions.”

The Palestinian official further pointed out that such a decision is in violation of international law.

He also emphasized that the move was a deliberate effort by the Tel Aviv regime to bring the entire holy site under its control.

Al-Jabari reiterated that the Ibrahimi Mosque and all its affairs are Palestinian matters and “the Zionists” (Israeli occupiers) have no right to interfere in such affairs.

In April, Israeli authorities prevented the mosque from broadcasting the Adhan 68 times, according to al-Jabari. Read more