Israeli occupation forces Sunday morning closed down the Ibrahimi mosque in Hebron, under the pretext of Jewish Celebrations.
Israeli authorities have ordered the complete closure of the mosque in the face of Muslim worshipers, for Sunday and Monday, while Israeli settlers have the privilege to use the mosque for Jewish Passover.
Head of the Ibrahimi mosque, Sheikh Munther Abul Feelat said that this act was a violation of the religious sanctity and disrespect to the Muslim feeling.
Ibrahimi mosque has been subjected to Israeli violations for years now. Being on Shuhada street in the old city of Hebron, its gates are loaded with Israeli soldiers and military checkpoints. Worshipers are searched and inspected when entering the mosque, sometimes entry is denied.
Settlers have had full privilege to enter the mosque, and have taken over a considerable part of the mosque in order to deny its Islamic history and identity, while the Muslims now have one room to pray in.