Pro-Morsi march at Al-Aqsa

A number of Palestinians marched on Friday at Al-Aqsa Mosque for the second week in a row to voice support for ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi.

Pro-Morsi march at Al-Aqsa

World Bulletin/News Desk

A number of Palestinians marched on Friday at Al-Aqsa Mosque for the second week in a row to voice support for ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi.

Following Friday prayers, protesters made their way through the precincts of Al-Aqsa, Islam's third holiest site, waving Egyptian flags and chanting pro-Morsi slogans.

Thousands of Israeli police have been deployed in the holy city and around the mosque, an Anadolu Agency correspondent reported.

Israeli checkpoints prevented cars from approaching the mosque, forcing worshippers to walk long distances instead.

Last Friday, Palestinians staged a similar protest and hung a poster of Morsi from the walls of Al-Aqsa mosque.

Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president, was overthrown by the army on July 3, under a roadmap announced by chief of the military and Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi following mass protests against the deposed leader's rule.

Under the roadmap, the constitution was suspended and the head of Egypt's constitutional court, Adly Mansour, was named interim president.

Morsi loyalists have since taken to the streets in Cairo and nationwide to call for Morsi's reinstatement.

Last Mod: 20 Temmuz 2013, 12:13
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