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Israeli police close Aqsa mosque to worshipers under 50
Published Monday 05/05/2014 (updated) 07/05/2014 15:39
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JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli police in Jerusalem on Monday forbade worshipers under the age of 50 from entering Al-Aqsa mosque, a local official said.

Azzam al-Khatib, director of the Al-Aqsa mosque, told Ma'an that police were stationed at the gates of the mosque compound, and that those under 50 were denied entry.

Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said he was not familiar with any closures.

The compound, which sits just above the Western Wall plaza, houses both the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa mosque and is the third holiest site in Islam.

Al-Aqsa is located in East Jerusalem, a part of the internationally recognized Palestinian territories that have been occupied by the Israeli military since 1967.
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1 ) Mel / USA
05/05/2014 21:23
Hey SS Bibi? Why don't you just round up non-Jewish men one side of the street & women/children opposite & ship them off to camps like Drancy,Auschwitz,Majdanek etc.We know that's what Zionism really wants! Racist bigots! Elderly Al Saud's should line up for prayer at Al Aqsa & INSIST on being denied entry & arrested.When was the last time the Saudi "custodians" prayed at the 3rd Holiest site,Jerusalem? NEVER? Tut!Tut!What? Scared of Bibi?

2 ) Outlier / USA
05/05/2014 23:58
As I have previously said, this is all about security. Palestinian Muslims have for too long taken advantage of Al-Aqsa's sanctity to stage violent protests on the site. If this partial ban does not curb them, do not be surprised if ALL Muslim worshipers are banned. Should it happen, Palestinians have only themselves to blame.

3 ) ian / australia
11/05/2014 23:37
#2 "...Muslims have for too long taken advantage of Al-Aqsa's sanctity to stage violent protests on the site." J-sus, Outlier. Palestinians do NOT "stage violent protests" on the Haram. They RESPOND to violent Israeli invasions of it. What, pray tell, would be the point of a violent protest ON the Aqsa if there were NO settlers or soldiers or creeps like Moshe Feiglin desecrating it? But don't t get me wrong. If they wanted to, they woud be perfectly entitled to do so because it's THEIR

4 ) ian / australia
11/05/2014 23:38
(contd.) territory to use how they see fit. Because despite the deep historical connection (ho hum) of Jews to it, Israel doesn't OWN the Haram beyond having stolen it with the rest East Jerusalem in an illegal annexation universally condemned. I also note along with blatant lies and pomposity ("As I have previously said..."), cheap threats aren't beneath you ("...do not be surprised if ALL Muslim worshipers are banned") so the question really is what WON'T you type. Just how low will you go.
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