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Thousands of Muslims blocked from Jerusalem mosque

Latest update : 2008-09-28

More than 190,000 Muslims prayed in Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque on the last Friday of Ramadan amid tightened security in the Holy City. Authorities prevented thousands of Palestinians from entering the city.

More than 190,000 Muslims prayed in Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque on the last Friday of Ramadan amid tightened security in the Holy City, Israeli police said.
   
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said there had been no major incidents but that security forces would remain on high alert for Lailat al-Qader, a Muslim holiday in which many believers pray through the night.
   
The holiday is celebrated near the end of the holy month of Ramadan, during which devout Muslims the world over fast from dawn to dusk.
   
Al-Aqsa mosque -- on Islam's third holiest site -- has been a major flashpoint in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and was the site of the outbreak of the latest Palestinian uprising in 2000.
   
Jews believe the compound including the mosque was the site of the Second Temple -- Judaism's holiest site -- which was destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD.

Date created : 2008-09-27

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