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    SHOCK as Israeli Firm Reportedly Turns Mosque Into Nightclub

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    After its redevelopment, the former Al Ahmar (Red) Mosque received a new name, Khan Al Ahmar, in a move to distract attention from its significance to Muslims, the Palestinian online outlet The News stated.

    Many Palestinians are up in arms that a historic 13th-century mosque in Palestine's Safad district is now being used as 'a nightclub'; an Israeli company linked to the local officials created a wedding hall inside the building, according to the News. 

    Commenting on the transformation, Khair Tabari, secretary of the Palestinian Islamic endowment agency, said, as quoted by the Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper, that she was "shocked" and encountered "aspects of sabotage inside the mosque."

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    Since the creation of Israel in 1948, the Al Ahmar (Red) Mosque has been subject to several acts of "desecration", the Palestinian online outlet The News stated.

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