Israel to Close Hebron Mosque for Muslims

HEBRON, September 19, 2013 (WAFA) – The Israeli authorities Thursday notified Palestinian officials in charge of the Ibrahimi mosque (Cave of the Patriarchs) in Hebron of their decision to close the mosque to all Muslim worshipers on Sunday and Monday to allow Jews to celebrate their holidays there, a statement issued by al-Waqf department in Hebron said.

The mosque has been divided between Muslims and Jews for decades with each faith occupying a section of the mosque where members perform prayers.

However, Israel sometimes closes the mosque to one faith and opens it only for the other if its members are celebrating a major religious event.

source:WAFA NEWS