Al-Quds, 7 Jumadil Ula 1434/18 March 2013 (MINA) – Israeli occupation police have imposed restrictions on the entry of Palestinians under 50 years of age, without specifying a certain age for women, into al-Aqsa Mosque to perform Friday prayers.

      Only men over the age of 50, with blue identity cards (Jerusalem residents), are allowed to enter the Aqsa Mosque, while no age restrictions were imposed on women, Israeli police spokeswoman said in a statement, according to report monitored by Mi’raj News Agency (MINA), Monday morning.

     The statement added that “thousands of police and border guards will be deployed in various alleys of the Old City and around East Jerusalem since the early morning hours, noting that they will deal “firmly and decisively” with what it called “any attempt to cause disorder.”

Al-Aqsa guards prevent Israeli MK from storming the mosque

      Meanwhile, Al-Aqsa mosque guards have foiled the Israeli MK Moshe Feiglin’s attempt to storm the mosque, accompanied by Israeli forces.

      Al-Aqsa Foundation for Endowment and Heritage confirmed in a statement on Friday that the MK Feiglin tried to storm al-Aqsa as a member of Knesset who enjoys parliamentary immunity, but the mosque guards confronted him and thwarted his scheme.

      This attempt is considered a dangerous precedent that aims to create and impose a new reality to divide al-Aqsa Mosque gradually, the statement added.

     In a related context, limited clashes erupted between Israeli forces and Jerusalemites in Bab al-Amud, in which the occupation forces arrested three young Jerusalemites. (T/P02/E1)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)

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