Hundreds of thousands of worshipers pray in al-Aqsa on Laylat al-Qadr Published: Tue, 12-June-2018

Thousands of worshipers from the West Bank, 1948 Occupied Palestine and Occupied Al-Quds (Jerusalem) headed to al-Aqsa Mosque on Monday to mark Laylat al-Qadr, one of Ramadan's holiest nights.

Despite Israeli tight restrictions, the number of worshipers exceeded 350,000, according to Islamic Awqaf Department.

Earlier on Monday, Israeli police declared a set of security measures restricting Palestinian worshipers’ access to the Mosque.

Israeli police forces were deployed in large numbers since early morning hours throughout the occupied city. They closed a number of streets and banned those who are below 40 years old from accessing the holy site. 

Palestinian religious figures have earlier called on Palestinians to intensify their presence in al-Aqsa Mosque in order to mark the holy night.

Source: Palestinian Information Center