Friday, Sept. 04
Latest News
  1. Israeli army: 5 tourists attacked by local residents in Hebron
  2. Death toll in IS Yemen mosque attack rises to 32
  3. Netanyahu defends Iran deal fight after Obama secures support
  4. Security sources: 4 Turkish police killed in PKK bombing
  5. Hungary's Orban: Migrant crisis is German, not European problem
  6. WHO: Liberia declared free of Ebola - again
  7. Official: over 230,000 refugees arrive in Greece this year
  8. Guatemalan president resigns over corruption firestorm
  9. Double suicide attack kills 30 in North Cameroon
  10. Italy PM says Europe 'cannot just get emotional' about migrants
  11. Court: Two British reporters held in Turkey to be released
  12. Chung claims 'fraud' in FIFA presidential poll
  13. Obama expected to press Saudi King on conflicts in Syria, Yemen
  14. UN: 13 million children denied education by Mideast wars
  15. Drowned toddler sparks fresh horror over Europe migrant crisis
  16. IS claims Yemen Shiite mosque attack that killed 28
  17. US calls for release of Chinese rights activists
  18. Trial of Congolese rebel opens with gruesome images
  19. Gunmen kills 2 Yemeni staff of Red Cross
  20. Iran to confiscate cars of 'poorly veiled' women

Israel bans Muslim call to prayer in Hebron 53 times in May

June 1, 2014 3:14 P.M. (Updated: June 3, 2014 11:16 A.M.)
HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces have forbidden mosque leaders from playing the call for prayer through loudspeakers at the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron 53 times in May under the pretext that it bothers nearby Jewish settlers, the Palestinian ministry of endowment said.

Hundreds of extremist Jewish settlers have taken over homes in Hebron's Old City, and Israeli authorities use their presence in the southern West Bank city as an excuse to limit the ability of the mosque to play the call five times a day, according to Islamic custom.

The ministry of endowment's Hebron office said in a statement that banning call for prayer "is a clear violation of freedom of worship which all international conventions maintain."

In April, Israeli authorities prevented the mosque from playing the call to prayer 60 times.

More than 500,000 Israeli settlers live in settlements across the West Bank and East Jerusalem, in contravention of international law.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015