Access to Al Aqsa restricted to men of 50+ after mob riots

The Israeli police, on high state of preparedness for the Friday Prayers at Al Aqsa Mosque, restricted access to men over the age 50, with no restrictions on women. Mob violence erupted on Temple Mount Thursday after Israel’s security measures were dismantled, including rocks hurled down at Western Wall Jewish worshippers. The police breakup of the riots left more than 100 Palestinians and 10 police officers injured. To avert more outbreaks of mob violence by young Palestinian demonstrators, police have et in place checkpoints and roadblocks on the highways to Jerusalem, the urban roads leading to the Old City and at sensitive spots within the ancient walls.  

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