Israel eases restrictions for Ramadan

Also, 2,000 Palestinians to be allowed in to Israel to assist in olive harvest.

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October 10, 2005 12:10
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In the framework of easing up restrictions on Palestinians living in the West Bank, Israel carried out a number of steps as a gesture during the month of Ramadan. Israel will permit 400 Palestinian worshipers aged 45 and upward to attend prayers at the Temple Mount each Friday of the Ramadan month, as well as 450 religious workers who will be permitted to travel to east Jerusalem, and an additional 100 religious workers who will be permitted to enter Israel. Furthermore, 150 Christian teachers and 400 Muslim teachers will be allowed into east Jerusalem and Israel will also allow 150 Wakf workers from the West Bank to enter the Temple Mount. 100 Palestinian businessmen and merchants will also be permitted to enter the country. In addition Israel will permit 2,000 Palestinians to assist in harvesting olives in Israel. The steps are in addition to the reopening of the Karni goods crossing on Sunday to facilitate Palestinians living in Gaza during the month of Ramadan.

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