Police to restrict Muslims at Temple Mount Friday

Jerusalem police announced late Thursday that they will be imposing restrictions on Muslim entrance to the Temple Mount on Friday due to the ongoing Palestinian violence in Gaza. All Arab men under the age of 45 and women under the age of 35 will be barred from Friday midday prayers at the Jerusalem holy site due to security concerns, police said. Police sporadically close off the bitterly contested holy site to younger male Arabs on Fridays during times of high tension, and following multiple alerts over possible violence at the compound.