130K end noon prayers at Temple Mount; hundreds hail West Bank terror attack, wave Hamas flags

Muslims pray during the third Friday Noon prayer of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on April 7, 2023. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP)
Muslims pray during the third Friday Noon prayer of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on April 7, 2023. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP)

Noon prayers end at the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, with over 130,000 Muslims making their way home after a largely peaceful ordeal.

However, as the prayer nears its conclusion, hundreds of people gather and wave Hamas and Palestinian flags, calling chants supporting a deadly terror attack in the West Bank’s Jordan Valley in which two Israeli sisters were killed.

Some also praised Lebanon, from where dozens of rockets were launched yesterday at Israel in the worst cross-border violence since 2006.

The number of worshippers was far lower than the previous two Ramadan Fridays, with Israel significantly limiting who it allowed in this week amid the security escalation.

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