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Thousands pray in Al-Aqsa on penultimate Ramadan Friday

Aug. 10, 2012 3:54 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 11, 2012 8:44 P.M.)
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Thousands of worshipers headed to Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque for the fourth Friday of the holy month of Ramadan.

Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said 250,000 people prayed in the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City.

Israeli security forces took measures to ensure there were no problems as worshipers traveled to the compound, Rosenfeld said, adding that no incidents had been reported.

Men aged over 40, women and children were allowed to enter Jerusalem from the West Bank without permits on Friday for Ramadan prayers, he told Ma'an.

The Al-Aqsa Foundation said in a statement that Israeli forces had erected checkpoints around Jerusalem and on roads leading to the city.

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