TDN World Desk: Israeli police on Wednesday shut down Al-Rasasi Mosque in Jerusalem, reports Yeni Safak, a Turkey News source.Reportedly, Offices of Palestinian national education directorate and state television in East Jerusalem also closed down.
This report comes days after US validates Israeli occupation in Palestine.
The Muslim house of worship– located near Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site in Islam — was shut for six months on the grounds that parts of it were being used as an office by Jerusalem’s Jordan-run Religious Endowments Authority.
The offices of Palestinian state television and the Palestinian National Education Directorate in East Jerusalem were also shut for six months following a raid by Israeli police earlier in the day.
Israel occupied East Jerusalem, in which Al-Aqsa is located, during the 1967 Middle East War. It formally annexed the entire city in 1980, claiming it as its capital — a move never recognized by the international community.