Rabat - Churches in Palestine have called for Islamic prayers following the Israeli Authorities’ ban of the call for dawn prayer in mosques in Occupied Jerusalem.
Rabat – Churches in Palestine have called for Islamic prayers following the Israeli Authorities’ ban of the call for dawn prayer in mosques in Occupied Jerusalem.
In reaction to the Israeli authorities’ unjustifiable ban on the call to prayers in occupied Jerusalem, Muslim residents of the city made the Islamic Adhan, in unison, from the rooftops of their houses.
Videos documenting the incident went viral in social media throughout the entire Islamic world, stirring praise for the initiative and scorn for the continuous Israeli restrictions on religious freedom.
In a defiant show of solidarity he Israeli decision to the unreasonable ban a Christian church in the city of Nazareth made the unprecedented decision to send out the Islamic call to Prayer from within their own walls. The powerful gesture of support stirred a massive wave of admiration in the Muslim world, which saw it as the epitome of the long-standing history of support and compassion between Muslims and Christians in Palestine.
According to Bassam Bahr, lawyer and head of a local committee in Abu Dis, the occupation authorities previously told the Muezzins, those who perform the call for prayer, that the call to dawn prayers dawn would no longer be allowed.
In an interview with local news source Ma’an, Bahr described the ban as “unjustified,” as are all the religious restrictions Muslims in the occupied territory are subjected to.
Speculation cite the most obvious reason for the ban to be an Israeli backlash caused by a recent protest which took place in front of the house belonging to Jerusalem’s Mayor.
Conducted by a group of Israeli settlers in Pisgat Zeev, an illegal settlement in eastern Jerusalem, who denounced what they called the “noise pollution” of the Muslim call to prayer.
Edited by Connie Guindon