The Israeli authorities have forbidden the Palestinians from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which is situated in the old city of occupied East Jerusalem.
The measure taken by the authorities would extend up to a week, owing to the reason that some Jewish festivities are nearing.
Al-Aqsa Mosque is of high religious importance to the Muslims. It is more than one thousand three hundred years old (1300). It is a part of the religious complex of the open area of the Mosques located in Jerusalem.
As per the Muslim tradition Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) rose to heaven from that path back in the year 621. This makes the mosque, after Makkah and Madinah, the third most sacred place for the Muslims.
It is anticipated that the residents of Israel would massively be entering into the complex of the mosque in the span of next few days owing to the Jewish festivity of Sucot, also referred to as the Feast of the Tabernacles, to utter Jewish religious prayers, as well as to pay a visit to the Wailing Wall.
The rules of the place establish that the Non-Muslims could enter into the areas during the regular visiting hours, however, they are not allowed to perform any religious ritual.