Jerusalem police 'ensures freedom of worship' on Ramadan

August 12, 2010 14:07

Thousands of police officers will be posted throughout east Jerusalem and the Old City on Friday, for the first Friday of Ramadan.

A police statement said: "The officers will ensure freedom of worship for tens of thousands of Muslims that are expected to pray."

Men aged 45-50 from the West Bank will be allowed into Jerusalem with special permission and all men over 50 will be let in. Women aged 30-45 will be allowed in with special permission, and women over 45 may enter Jerusalem freely.

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