14 November 2019

Recent reports have revealed the existence of Jewish prayer services at the Tankaziya school at Masjid al-Aqsa. Israeli Occupation co-opted the building after its 1967 Occupation and transformed it into an Occupation police station.

According to Breaking Israel News, Jews have been praying in that room every Yom Kippur since 1971. Back then, approval was issued by the defense minister who received the request from the chief of staff who received the request from the IDF’s former chief rabbi, Rabbi Shlomo Goren.

The room is inside a complex that overlooks the Buraq Wall but and extends into Masjid al-Aqsa. It is located between nearby the Silsilah Gate of the Masjid.

According to the source, the room hosts two Jewish prayer services a year. One is on Yom Kippur and the other is on the 9th of Av. On the 9th of Av there are two prayer services. One is led by a private Yeshiva and the other one is led by Rami Goren, the son of Rabbi Shlomo Goren. Every year, more people have asked to join the prayer service.

ADAPTED FROM: Breaking Israel News