News Digest: Laylat Al-Qadr [1] Prayers in Jerusalem

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“350,000 worshippers attended Laylat Al-Qadr prayers in the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque, despite the Occupation’s strict security measures that harass Palestinians before reaching the mosque.”

– Nawras News Twitter Feed

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“Our [Palestinian] brethren from the West Bank are still leaving Jerusalem up until now [June 12, 2018], after observing Laylat Al-Qadr in the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.”

– Mukaber Net

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“400 thousand worshipers arrived for ‘Laylat Al-Qadr’s prayer at the Al-Aqsa mosque. […]”

– Jerusalemites FB Group, Posted by an East Jerusalemite Member [2]

[Selected Comments:]

– “Next year in Mecca, rebuilt [3]. Happy holiday to you.”
– “This post is an attempted show of force and ownership of Jerusalem – nothing more. I don’t understand why we should assist him and wish him a happy holiday. Notice that his profile picture was changed to a photo of Messi last week because he didn’t come to Jerusalem…”
– “People suck up to our enemy for no reason, and then they get slapped by them and wake up – it’s too bad that this is the case.”
– “This was the reason for the traffic jams.”

– “With the help of God, the Temple will be built soon, in our days!”
– [In response:] “How will that happen when the People of Israel sin so much? Do you know how many there are that do not observe the Sabbath? Do you know how many Jews there are that don’t believe in the Torah? So, how will the Temple be built when the majority of the nation are sinners?”
– [In response:] “Don’t you worry, it’ll be built.”
– [In response:] “Not worried at all”
– [In response:] “Do you know how many Arabs eat in secret during Ramadan?”
– [In response:] “Less than eat during Yom Kippur.”

– “Why are these posts posted all the time?”
– “He does it to create trouble and because he wants attention.”
– “There’s no trouble, there are prayers for peace between people, and so that God will bring about peace and quiet between people.”
– “You’re trying to provoke people with your posts, you’re bored.”
– “This post has to do with the city in which we all live. The post’s goal is to bring people together so that they’ll pray for peace.”

– “It sucks to see such blatant racism first thing in the morning. They want to pray, let them pray. They want to celebrate, let them celebrate.”
– “1. Hating your enemy isn’t racism. Period.
2. When they let us pray there too, we can speak about racism. Jews can’t even say ‘Shma Israel’ [4] or salute on Temple Mount and you preach to me about racism?!”
– “1. Not all Arabs are ‘the enemy’.
2. If ‘they’ are racist, it doesn’t justify [racism on your part.]
3. I will certainly admonish you and the rest regarding your ugly racism.
Not that I think that Walid [the original poster] is a saint, and seeing by his and Ihab’s comments, he does this to provoke you and others here. So don’t go along with this game.”

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0202 Editor’s Note:
[1] Laylat Al-Qadr, or the Night of Power, is the holiest night of the year for Muslims and falls within the fasting month of Ramadan. Muslims believe that it was on this night that the Quran was first revealed to the Prophet Mohammad (pbuh), and that their fates for the upcoming year are brought down from heaven on this night as well. It is generally commemorated on the 27th night of Ramadan with special communal prayers and Quranic recitations.
[2] A west Jerusalemite FB group. There are some east Jerusalemite members.
[3] A play on the customary Jewish blessing, “Next year in Jerusalem”.
[4] An important Jewish prayer.

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