The Dawn Prayer and Friday Noon Prayer in the streets of Jerusalem and restriction on worshippers entering Al-Aqsa
May 30, 2014

The Israeli forces prevented thousands of Muslim worshippers from reaching and performing the Dawn and Noon Prayers in Al-Aqsa Mosque on Friday after imposing restrictions on worshippers entering Al-Aqsa and preventing those under the age of 45 from going inside Al-Aqsa Gates. Israeli forces were deployed all around the city of Jerusalem and inside the Old City and its neighbourhoods and at all of Al-Aqsa Gates. The Friday Prayer was held in the streets of Wadi Al-Joz, Salah Eddin, and Nablus and near Damascus and Herod’s Gates and also at Al-Aqsa Gates and the forces monitored and recorded the Prayers and also tightened its procedures all over the city. Clashes using hands broke out near Al-Aqsa Gates when several young men attempted to enter Al-Aqsa and pray near its Gates. The forces assaulted the young men using batons and injured many of them with bruises. Witnesses said that the forces arrested one young man from Bab Hutta and another from Al-Musrara Street.