Cops ban men under 50 from shrines
- 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.