Cops ban men un­der 50 from shrines

Observer on Saturday - - News - ENCA

- Is­raeli po­lice say men un­der the age of 50 will be barred from a ma­jor Jerusalem shrine at the cen­tre of re­cent ten­sions. Spokesper­son Micky Rosen­feld says the move comes af­ter se­cu­rity as­sess­ments show Pales­tini­ans plan protests at the holy com­pound on Fri­day. The site is sa­cred to both Mus­lims and Jews.Rosen­feld says some Pales­tini­ans bar­ri­caded them­selves in­side Al-Aqsa Mosque overnight in or­der to join protests later. Po­lice re­moved them af­ter they re­fused to leave, he said.Fri­day prayers are the high­light of the Mus­lim re­li­gious week.

JERUSALEM

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