by Chris Carlson
Israeli occupation forces, on Friday, prevented Palestinian men under
the age of 40 from entering the al-Aqsa Mosque to observe the Friday
Israeli police had distributed a statement, earlier, announcing that men
who are less than 40 years old would be banned from entering the
mosque, the PNN reports.
Israeli authorities deployed its troops in various cities of Jerusalem,
especially in the Old City, and in the vicinity of al-Aqsa Mosque and
its main entrances.
Thousands of Palestinians from al-Quds (Jerusalem) and the lands
occupied in 1948 ('48 territories) performed the Friday Prayers in the
streets and roads nearby the mosque, after they were prohibited from