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Police officers directing Muslims to Friday prayers .(Photo by: POLICE SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)
180,000 Muslims pray at Al-Aqsa mosque on first Friday of Ramadan - watch
By HAGAY HACOHEN
05/10/2019
Israeli security forces spread hundreds of officers to ensure safety and help worshipers easy access to the holy site.
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. 

Palestinians pray on the first Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's Old City May 10, 2019. / AMMAR AWAD / REUTERS
 
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.       

Palestinians pray on the first Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's Old City May 10, 2019. / AMMAR AWAD / REUTERS
 
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.  
 
While the details of the deal remain secret, a leaked document released by Yisrael HaYom claimed it involved the creation of a state called 'New Palestine' following a treaty between Hamas the PA and Israel. 
 
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