In a noteworthy development, Yair Barak, a former paramilitary officer of the Israeli forces, has reportedly returned the key to the Moroccan door of Al-Aqsa Mosque to the Department of Islamic Endowments. This key, which was unlawfully taken by an Israeli officer in 1964, has now been rightfully restored.
Barak, reflecting upon the escalating provocative actions committed by Israelis in the occupied Jerusalem, believes that the time has come not only to return the keys but also to restore the West Bank and all other unlawfully acquired Palestinian properties. It is his assertion that these possessions should be returned to their rightful owners.
The Moroccan Gate stands as one of the 15 gates of the revered Al-Aqsa Mosque, with 10 gates remaining accessible and 5 remaining closed. In the year 2000, Israeli occupying forces took control of the keys to the Moroccan gate, subsequently prohibiting Muslim individuals from entering through this specific entrance. Instead, the gate was opened solely to Jewish settlers and foreign tourists