Palestinians are restoring windows of the Al-Aqsa Mosque
The iconic stained-glass windows were damaged
during the recent clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces
Source: Islamic Waqf in Jerusalem
(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) MANAGER OF AL-AQSA RECONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE, BASSAM HALLAQ, SAYING: "The Al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock both have various gypsum windows, these windows are known to be made of gypsum and pieces of stained-glass. These windows are made in the workshop of the reconstruction committee by Palestinian technicians and is all done by hand, no electronics are used, therefore each window takes around 6 months of work."
The windows form an integral part of the mosque's architecture
showing art that contains Qur'anic verses and prophetic hadiths