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Israel repels men under fifty of temple mount of Jerusalem

Israel repels men under fifty of temple mount of Jerusalem

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Men younger than fifty years of age may Friday the Old City in Jerusalem, not in to the Friday prayers to attend. That is decided for security reasons. In the district are, among others, the temple mount with the wailing wall and the al-Aqsa mosque.

The Israeli army made the measure known, reported in the American media. In a statement dismissed the army on information about the threat of violence by “extremist elements”. Women under the age of fifty are welcome.

A spokesman for the Israeli government says to NU.nl that the measure only applies to people that the Friday prayer in the al-Aqsa mosque to attend. It is not focused on people with a certain religion, but “it is clear that only muslims pray in the mosque, so in practice it applies for them”.

Last week brought three Palestinians at one of the entrances of the temple mount, two Israelis to life. The three were then shot dead.

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Shots heard at temple mount in Jerusalem

Additional measures

In the area since the attacks are strict security checks with, among other metal detectors. The measures on Friday further increased.

Since the attacks are already dozens of injured cases in confrontations between Palestinians and the Israeli police. Also Thursday night, there were again riots in which at least twenty Palestinians were injured.

Unrest at temple mount, Jerusalem

The Israeli army has announced that men under the age of fifty years, the Old City in Jerusalem in may to the Friday prayers to attend.
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That is decided for security reasons. On July 14, spent three Palestinians at one of the entrances of the temple mount, two Israelis to life. The three were then shot dead.
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Since the attacks are already dozens of injured cases in confrontations between Palestinians and the Israeli police.
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The unrest was the result of the more stringent security checks for muslims, that Israel after the attack setting.
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The temple mount with the wailing wall and the al-Aqsa mosque is a holy place for Jews and muslims.
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Israeli soldiers guard the lion gate, one of the gates of the temple mount.
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