samedi 29 juillet 2017

Following deadly Al-Aqsa protests, Israel lifts all restrictions on holy site

Suite à des manifestations mortelles pour Al-Aqsa, "israel" soulève toutes les restrictions sur le site sacré

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) – Following deadly clashes that erupted across the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and besieged Gaza Strip on Friday in protest of continued Israeli-imposed restrictions on Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Islamic Trust, or Waqf -- in charge of running the holy site -- has confirmed that all Israeli restrictions have been lifted and gates have been opened for Palestinians of all ages from occupied East Jerusalem, Israel, or those with Israeli permits from the occupied West Bank to perform Asr (afternoon) prayers at Al-Aqsa.

Head of public relations at the Waqf Firas al-Dibs told Ma’an that Israeli forces had opened all gates to Al-Aqsa Mosque and lifted restrictions banning Palestinian men under the age of 50 from entering the holy compound, which was enforced by Israeli authorities since Friday morning.

During dhuhr (noon) prayers, when protests erupted across the occupied Palestinian territory, scores of Palestinians were prevented from praying at Al-Aqsa amid two weeks of unrest over Israeli policies at the holy site.

Israeli police spokeswoman Luba al-Samri said that the security measures at Al-Aqsa were only meant to apply to dhuhr prayers on Friday, adding that after the noon prayer Palestinians of all ages would be permitted to ...

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