“Pictures: Occupation forces uprooted small olive trees and smashed the stone benches set up by the mu’takifeen [1] during the month of Ramadan.”

– Jerusalem News Center

0202 Editor’s note:
[1]The mu’takifeen (singular: mu’takif] are Muslims who take up service at a mosque for a period of time as part of their worship, particularly during the last 10 days of Ramadan. The practice called i’tikaf, meaning adhering. During this state of service, these recluses distance themselves from worldly affairs.

#Ramadan #Al_Aqsa #Vandalism #Violence

2018-06-20T21:45:35+00:0019/06/2018|East Jerusalem, English, Ramadan, Temple Mount \ Al-Aqsa|