Blaze seen Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusal

Fire broke out in the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem at the same time as the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris. Photo: Al Jazeera

JERUSALEM: A fire broke out in the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, the third-holiest site in Islam on Monday, RT reported.

According to a statement by the mosque’s Waqf Department, fire broke out in the guard room outside the al-Marwani Prayer room. While the blaze did not cause any significant damage to the mosque, it did endanger a part of the worship site that’s over 2,000 years old.

Footage posted on social media showed smoke rising from the top of the Marwani Prayer room, also known as Solomon’s Stables, as firefighters tried to extinguish the flames on top of the Temple Mount.

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