The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Monday prevented the Hebron Rehabilitation Committee from completing the restoration and maintenance works at the Al-Ibrahimi Mosque.
The director and head of the Ibrahimi Mosque, Sheikh Hefzi Abu Sneina, told the official agency that the occupation forces prevented the staff of the Reconstruction Committee from completing the restoration work at the Haram, which includes “maintenance and restoration work on the surface of the Haram, painting walls, cleaning stone by construction, historical Islamic engravings,” and other works. Technical, under the pretext that they do not possess a special permit for that from the competent authorities in the occupation government.
He indicated that working inside the Ibrahimi Mosque is one of the prerogatives of the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs in coordination with the Reconstruction Committee, and that this procedure comes within the framework of the occupation and settlers’ attempts to impose their control and the provisions of their domination over the Noble Sanctuary.
On last Sunday and Thursday, the occupation forces prevented employees of the Reconstruction Committee from entering the campus and completing the restoration work inside it with the same excuse mentioned above.
It should be noted that the occupation forces prevented, yesterday, the workers from completing the restoration work of marble and the internal pillars in the Dome of the Rock chapel on the campus of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, and threatened them with deportation and arrest if they continued to work.
The day before yesterday, those forces prevented the Al-Aqsa Reconstruction Committee from carrying out maintenance and restoration work in the Al-Marwani Mosque.