Police officers directing Muslims to Friday prayers .
(photo credit: POLICE SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)
180,000 Muslims, both Arab-Israeli and Palestinians, have attended Friday prayers at Al-Aqsa mosque on Friday, marking the first Friday in the month of Ramadan, the Waqf reported.
The Police operated three shuttle services to allow Palestinians easy access to the holy site from three check points, Kalandia near Ramallah, Rachel which is south to Jerusalem, and Zeitim which is near the neighborhood of Abu Tor.
A police officer stationed in Kalandia offered first aid to a Palestinian man who had trouble breathing on Friday. The man, 30 years old, was taken to hospital in Ramallah for further treatment, Arutz Sheva reported.
The checkpoint had been decorated with lights and greetings in Arabic for the holiday, the website Local Call reported, the site also noted that Israeli paramedics are present with wheelchairs and other means to help the sick reach the prayers.
This Friday, the protests Palestinians refer to as 'March of Return' will be held under the theme of Palestinian unity against what US President Donald Trump called 'deal of the century', Mako reported.
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