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Man dies after falling from Al-Aqsa mosque wall

Aug. 5, 2013 10:09 A.M. (Updated: Aug. 6, 2013 7:59 A.M.)
Correction appended

JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- A forty-year-old man died early Monday after falling from the southern wall of the Al-Aqsa compound, witnesses said.

Hassan Suliman Abu Madam, from the largely Bedouin city of Rahat in the Negev, climbed the compound wall and asked a friend to take a picture of him to commemorate Laylat al-Qadr.

Abu Madam fell 30 meters and died instantly. His body was taken to al-Maqased hospital in al-Tur.

Tens of thousands of Palestinian worshipers visited Al-Aqsa mosque on Sunday to mark one of the holiest nights of Ramadan. Many stayed the night in the compound before leaving on Monday.

Laylat al-Qadr marks the anniversary of the night when Muslims believe the Quran was first revealed to the prophet Muhammad.

(This version CORRECTS the age of the victim.)
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