Thousands of Muslims rushed to Jerusalem, the third holiest site in Islam, to spend the month of Ramadan, a time of fasting for Muslims.
Al-Aqsa mosque has become the venue of gathering for many Muslims to pray, perform Tarawih prayer as well as eat their iftar (fast-breaking dinner).
In the gardens of the mosque, iftar meals are prepared with various kinds of foodstuffs brought by Muslims.
Waiting for the night prayer, Muslims fulfill the mosque after the iftar. Israeli soldiers at the gates check everyone who wants to enter the mosque, asking one by one if they are Muslims, sometimes looking at their IDs or passports. They even ask visitors to read some part of the Koran, the holy book of Islam.
CihanGüncelleme Tarihi: 12 Temmuz 2013, 16:22