27 February 2019| 21 Jumadul Aakhir 1440| Middle East Monitor
Palestinians will never allow the reclosure of Al-Rahma Gate, one of the gates of Al-Aqsa Mosque, Sheikh Najeh Bkerat, deputy head of the Jerusalem Waqf Council told Arabi21 yesterday.
At the same time, Bkerat stressed that the Palestinians would never allow partitioning Al-Aqsa Mosque.
This came after Israeli radio station Reshet Kan stated that the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had ordered Al-Rahma Gate be closed.
Bkerat stressed that Netanyahu’s order regarding “will not be implemented and it is nonbinding for us.”
“We do not recognise any Israeli decision relating to Al-Aqsa Mosque,” Bkerat said.
Palestinians opened doors leading to Al-Rahma Gate on Friday and held prayers in the area for the first time since 2003.