High Court rules Be’er Sheva mosque to be used as Islamic museum

24.06.2011                      22.Siwan, 5771


High Court rules Be'er Sheva mosque to be used as Islamic museum

Court rules that the mosque won't be able to be used for prayer, but rejects Be'er Sheva municipality request to turn it into a museum.

The High Court of Justice ruled on Thursday that a large mosque in Be'er Sheva would be used for an Islamic museum, rejecting the city's request that it be turned into a general museum.
A petition on the issue was submitted to the court by the Adalah Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel in 2002. The petition requests that the mosque be once again used as a house of worship, which it was until the War of Independence in 1948….