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Israel weert muslim men under fifty in the Old City of Jerusalem

Israel weert muslim men under fifty in the Old City of Jerusalem

Photo: Israeli police

Muslim men under 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.

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

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.

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