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In photos: Thousands head to Jerusalem for Ramadan prayers

June 29, 2015 3:40 P.M. (Updated: June 29, 2015 4:25 P.M.)
Muslims returning from the prayer at Al-Aqsa Mosque. (MaanImages/Anna Kokko)
RAMALLAH/JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Over 350,000 Palestinians prayed at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem during the second Friday of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

Israel announced plans to allow Palestinian men above 40 to enter Jerusalem without permits, while men aged 30-40 would need permits and would be granted them if they are not banned by Israeli intelligence.

Women of all ages are allowed access.

Access during the holy month is a rare exception which remains extremely limited during the rest of the year, with holy sites in East Jerusalem off-limits to Palestinian residents of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, both Muslim and Christian.

Palestinians sell special juices for Ramadan at Qalandiya checkpoint. (MaanImages/Anna Kokko)

A poster set up by the Israeli military welcomes Muslim worshipers and wishes them a happy Ramadan.(MaanImages/Anna Kokko)

Palestinians waiting to cross the Qalandiya checkpoint.(MaanImages/Anna Kokko)

Separation wall next to the Qalandiya checkpoint. (MaanImages/Anna Kokko)

Ramadan decorations in the Old City of Jerusalem.(MaanImages/Anna Kokko)

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Worshipers returning to Damascus Gate after praying at Al-Aqsa Mosque.(MaanImages/Anna Kokko)

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Muslim worshiper takes a picture at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. (MaanImages/Anna Kokko)

Man at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher during Ramadan.(MaanImages/Anna Kokko)

Damascus Gate at sunset. (MaanImages/Anna Kokko)

Families preparing for Iftar, the daily meal to break the fast, next to Old City in Jerusalem. (MaanImages/Anna Kokko)

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Comments
mafalda cabral / portugal
all the best for you palestinian
30/06/2015 03:41
Gustavo / Argentina
Hapiness in Palestina, my best wishes for you dear muslim brothers.
Mabruk Ramadan
01/07/2015 06:14
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