14 November 2019

Almost 6400 Jews prayed at Masjid al-Aqsa during the recent holiday season, from the week prior to Rosh Hashanah to the end of the Sukkot holiday, consisting of a 25 percent increase over the same period last year.

An increase of 29 percent was recorded during the holidays themselves, from Rosh Hashanah to the end of Sukkot, with the visit of 5601 Jews.

The peak came during the Sukkot holiday with 3881 Jews who came to pray at al-Aqsa, a 42 percent uptick compared to last year.

Many of the Jewish visitors during the holidays reported a “calm and joyful atmosphere during the visit with prayers in a quorum of 10 men, and there were some who visited the holy site with the Four Species during Sukkot.”

The large numbers of Occupation police present facilitated the visit of three to four large groups simultaneously, which made it easier for the settlers to visit the site and shortened the waiting time ahead of the visit.

SOURCE: World Israel News