Demonstrators wave Palestinian flag in Al-Aqsa Mosque


After Friday prayers yesterday at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, demonstrators raised a large Palestinian flag carrying pictures of the late President Yasser Arafat and current President Mahmoud Abbas to protest the treatment of prisoners and to call for national unity.

Yesterday, protesters at the Al-Aqsa Mosque raised a flag following the Friday prayers. The flag carried the slogan “O glorious Arabs, O glorious Muslims, Jerusalem is in danger, Al-Aqsa is in danger.”

The demonstrators chanted for national unity and for the martyrs and prisoners, and they waved pictures of the martyr Mohammed Al-Kasebeh in honour of his spirit and in support of his mother, whose three sons were all killed.

Secretary general of Fatah in the Jerusalem region Adnan Ghaith said to ‘Wafa’ that the flag raising was meant as a fulfilment to the martyrs, and that it sent the message to all Arabs and Muslims to help the Palestinians and to take interest in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which suffers from risks of temporal and spatial divisions as well as the ambitions of settlers and extremists.

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