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‘Palestinian boy killed in riots in East Jerusalem

‘Palestinian boy killed in riots in East Jerusalem

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A Palestinian boy would Friday have been shot and killed in East Jerusalem. The tensions have since a few days hoogopgelopen in the area. Earlier it became known that men under fifty years, for safety reasons, not more welcome to the Friday prayer to attend in the Old Town.

In the district are, among others, the temple mount with the wailing wall and the al-Aqsa mosque.

As a reaction to the ban was massively protested. Hundreds of people demonstrated against the new measure. It was then a 17-year-old boy to life. He would have been hit by a bullet in his neck, and to report to Palestinian and English media.

In a statement for the rule to be the army on information about the threat of violence by “extremist elements”. Women under the age of fifty are welcome.

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 patrol on the outskirts of the Old City of Jerusalem, after the decision to men younger than fifty years do not take part in Friday prayers.
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Israeli soldiers guard the lion gate, one of the gates of the temple mount.
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Al-Aqsa mosque

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.

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