Published: 2023-03-31 14:40
Last Updated: 2024-02-20 17:09
Approximately 250,000 Palestinian worshipers attended the second Friday Prayer during the Holy month of Ramadan at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem.
The massive turnout was achieved despite restrictions imposed by the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) to prevent Palestinians from entering the mosque from the West Bank.
Only people above the age of 55 and under the age of 12 were allowed to enter Jerusalem through the checkpoints separating the holy city from the occupied West Bank.
Temporary Israeli Occupation checkpoints were also set up at the entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem to further tighten restrictions.
Some Palestinians who were denied entry into the city prayed at the Israeli Occupation checkpoints in the West Bank in protest after they were prevented from entering.