Israel to Impose Entry Restrictions at Aqsa Mosque Tomorrow

Photo: PIC

Occupied Jerusalem, 25 Ramadan 1438/20 June 2017 (MINA) – The Israeli occupation police said it would raise its security measures and deploy thousands of members on Wednesday in Jerusalem streets and in the vicinity of the Aqsa Mosque, where dozens of thousands of Muslim worshipers are expected to observe Laylat al-Qadr (the night of decree) prayers.

In a press release on Tuesday, the Israeli police specified the ages of Palestinian citizens allowed on Wednesday to enter the Mosque ahead of the night prayers, the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) reported.

According to the police’s statement, women of all ages, children under 12 and men over 40 will be allowed to enter the Mosque without permits, while others must obtain permits from the Israeli authorities to visit Jerusalem and pray at the Islamic holy site.

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The police noted that it would block certain roads in the city and deploy its forces in the early morning hours tomorrow.(T/R04/RS5)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)