Malta: Arabs demonstrate for Al Aqsa and Palestinians
A silent protest to support the Al Aqsa Mosque in the Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem was held this evening at City Gate in Valletta by the Arab community.
Al Aqsa is considered as the third holiest site in Islam with Muslims believing that the Prophet Muhammed was transported from the Mecca to Al Aqsa.
On March 29, Israel curbed travel from the West Bank and access to the Al Aqsa mosque compound as Jews began to celebrate Passover holidays amid raised tension with the Palestinians.
Members of the Arab community in Malta held pictures of the Mosque and Palestinian flags as well as posters calling for an independent Palestinian state.
Source: Times of Malta (English)