The Jerusalem Endowments Directorate said that today, about 250,000 people performed the second Friday prayer of the month of Ramadan at Al-Aqsa Mosque, with Israel continuing to ease entry conditions to the occupied holy city.
This coincides with the occupation forces’ attack on a number of residents of the town of Hawara, south of Nablus, in the West Bank, as they dispersed a stand denouncing the settlements.
Since the early morning hours, thousands of Palestinians have flocked to Jerusalem through the many military checkpoints surrounding it, as the city is surrounded by a concrete wall and barbed wire.
The Israeli police deployed many of its members on the roads leading to Al-Aqsa Mosque in the Old City, and closed many roads to cars to facilitate the arrival of the large number of buses to the vicinity of the town.
Eyewitnesses stated that the occupation army reinforced its forces at the crossings leading to Jerusalem, and checked the identities of the Palestinians and refused entry to some of them.
The Israeli police mobilized about two thousand of its members throughout the city, especially the Old City and its surroundings, and the occupation army strengthened its presence at the military checkpoints between the West Bank and Jerusalem.
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