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Tension around al-Aqsa Mosque ahead of Jewish Passover
Published Monday 14/04/2014 (updated) 16/04/2014 20:48
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JERUSALEM (Ma’an) – Israeli forces have deployed heavily at all gates of the al-Aqsa Mosque compound since early Monday imposing strict restrictions on the entry of Muslim worshipers to the compound.

Director of the Jerusalem office of the Palestinian ministry of endowment Sheikh Azam al-Khatib told Ma’an that the Israeli police officially notified him that the Moroccan gate would be shut down completely.

In addition, all tourist programs in the compound have been cancelled, added Sheikh al-Khatib highlighting that he has invested huge efforts since Sunday contacting Israeli police to make sure they will prevent the entry of “extremist” Jews into the compound.

Furthermore, Israeli police decided to allow only Jerusalem women and men who are above 50 to enter the compound for prayers after they leave their identity cards with police officers at the gates.

About 500 students who study in schools inside the compound have also been denied entry.

Several Muslim worshipers have decided to stay inside the compound day and night after right-wing Jewish organizations urged Jews to flock to the compound which the Jews believe is the site of a former temple and slaughter their Passover sacrifices inside.

Passover starts Tuesday according to the Jewish calender.
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1 ) Liam / B
14/04/2014 20:54
Here's a thought: everyone plays fairly or no one plays at all.

2 ) Abdullah / KSA
15/04/2014 00:42
Happy holidays again, this time Pesach (Passover), although not for Muslims in Al Quds.

3 ) Arnold / Canada
15/04/2014 06:23
Passover started Monday evening. Get it right dumbo.

4 ) sam / UK
15/04/2014 06:31
Hmmm, you dont like the way the extreme right breeds religious fanatics huh? We'll you reap what you sow, Im sure they learned alot by following by example.

5 ) Joe Fattal / USA
17/04/2014 02:43
I don't believe in that Jewish tradition. First, they were no Israelites in Egypt then, all the slaves were Egyptians. Two, believing Moses splitting the Red Sea is as believing Jesus walk on water. Saying that I can't believe Moses freed anybody from Egypt. The Bible is a story book, written and translated by men and to add to its controversy someone decided to include the old testament which is the Jewish book to add to their other book and the new testament which is the Christian book.
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