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200 Palestinians in Gaza head to Aqsa for Friday prayers

Dec. 19, 2014 11:39 A.M. (Updated: Dec. 22, 2014 1:17 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Two-hundred Palestinians from the Gaza strip were given permits by Israel to pray in the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Friday, officials at the Palestinian liaison office said.

The permits were mainly issued to Palestinians over the age of 60, with the worshipers crossing into Israel via the Erez crossing.

On Oct. 5, some 500 Palestinians in Gaza prayed at the holy site for the first time since 2007.

The move was hailed by Gisha, an Israeli NGO which calls for freedom of access and movement for Palestinians, which had repeatedly petitioned the courts over the matter, without success.

Gazans' freedom of movement has been restricted since 2007 when Hamas seized control of the territory and Israel significantly tightened a blockade imposed a year earlier.
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