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Israel closes Hebron’s Ibrahimi Mosque to Muslims for Passover

Posted in Closures by beyondtheborder on April 9, 2009

Director of Hebron Waqf (religious endowment) office Zayd Ja’bari condemned the decision as a part an attempt to take full control of the mosque and transform it into a Jewish synagogue.

Israeli settlers have taken over half of the building and for years have operated it as a Synagogue. The building is known to Jews and Muslims as the burial place of the Biblical patriarchs, including Abraham.

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