Al-Quds, Feb. 21 (Antara/Anadolu-OANA) - Dozens of Palestinian worshippers on Wednesday performed prayers outside Jerusalem?s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque complex to protest the continued closure by Israel of the of Al-Rahma Gate.
Earlier Wednesday, Israeli forces were deployed near the gate -- located on the east side of the mosque compound -- amid mounting tensions with Palestinian worshippers.
On Monday, the Israeli authorities sealed the gate, preventing hundreds of Muslim worshippers from entering Al-Aqsa, and detained several Palestinians inside the mosque complex.
The following day, the Israeli authorities reportedly reopened the gate temporarily.
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