More than 100 thousand Muslims perform the Lailatul Qadar night prayer at Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem, Wednesday (27/4).
Times of Israel reported, the congregation gathered and held prayers starting at night. On that night, Muslims believe the first verse of the Qur’an was given to the Prophet Muhammad.
In the midst of the solemnity, thousands of Israeli police were deployed to secure the worship. The Israeli Police Commissioner, Kobi Shabtai, admitted that he had carried out security checks since the afternoon.
Police say the prayer went according to plan.
The Al Aqsa Mosque, or Temple Mount for Jews, is the third holiest place for Muslims, and the holiest place for Jews.
This mosque had become a point of clash between Israeli police and Palestinian demonstrators some time ago.
Reuters reported, at least 153 Palestinians were injured as a result of clashes with Israeli police at the Al Aqsa Mosque on April 15.
Several Palestinians were injured by rubber bullets, stun grenades, and beaten with police batons.