Israel bans Muslims under 50 from Aqsa mosque
Published Friday 27/09/2013 (updated) 27/09/2013 16:59
JERUSALEM (Ma’an) -- Israeli police imposed restrictions on Palestinian worshipers on Friday, banning Muslims under the age of 50 from entering the holy site.
A police spokeswoman said women of all ages would be allowed to enter the compound as well as men above 50.
The spokeswoman, Luba al-Sumri, said that the restrictions would help maintain order after clashes at the site during visits from right-wing Israelis worshipers.
Police deployed at gates leading to the mosque in the Old City and scrutinized IDs starting Thursday.