Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque is Islam’s third holiest site. Jerusalem Al-Aqsa mosque will be closed from Friday due to a spike in coronavirus cases. The authority that administers the city’s Muslim holy places announced today. The cases of the virus have increased in Israel and the Palestinian territories. The Waqf authority held an emergency meeting with health officials today to discuss the ongoing situation.
The Waqf members decided to “suspend the entry of worshippers in mosque starting from September 18 Friday afternoon till for three weeks.” The Waqf member said, “We hope that citizens will understand this decision, and they will help us to preserve their health and wellbeing,”