Israel restricts Palestinians’ entry to Al-Aqsa during Ramadan

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AMMAN — Israel has restricted Palestinians’ entry to the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex during the holy month of Ramadan, prohibiting men under the age of 55 from entering without a permit from the Israeli authorities, according to news outlets. اضافة اعلان

“Women of all ages, male children up to 12 years old, and men over 55 years old will be allowed to enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque during Ramadan without a permit,” Israel’s military liaison to the Palestinians, Ghassan Alian, said in a statement on Monday.

Tarawih prayersDirector-General of the Department of Jerusalem Awqaf and Al-Aqsa Mosque Affairs Azzam Al-Khatib told Al-Mamlaka TV on Thursday: "We want hundreds of thousands of people to pray at Al-Aqsa Mosque, where more than 60,000 Tarawih prayers were performed yesterday."

Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories and Head of the Supreme Ifta Council Sheikh Muhammad Hussein had previously announced that Thursday would be the first day of the holy month of Ramadan.

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