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Palestinians less than 45 years old banned entry into aqsa mosque by ioa

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IOA bans entry of Palestinians less than 45 years old into Aqsa Mosque

A spokesman for the Israeli occupation forces has said that all Palestinians under 45 years old living in the West Bank would be barred from entering the Aqsa Mosque during Friday congregations in the holy month of Ramadan.

The Hebrew radio quoted the spokesman as saying that the decision was ordered by Israeli war minister Ehud Barak.

It said that the decision also applies to women who are under 30 years old. Anyone exceeding that age should obtain a special permit from the Israeli military authorities, the broadcast added.

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have been denied passage to occupied Jerusalem to pray in the holy Aqsa Mosque for many years.
* (Source: Palestine-Info Centre)