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200 Gazans to attend Friday prayers in Aqsa mosque

Feb. 27, 2015 11:45 A.M. (Updated: March 1, 2015 1:07 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Over 200 Palestinians in Gaza traveled to Jerusalem on Friday to attend prayers in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Palestinian liaison office said.

All of the group were over the age of 60 and will return on Friday afternoon.

On Oct. 5, some 500 Palestinians in Gaza prayed at the mosque for the first time since 2007, having been prevented by Israel from traveling to Jerusalem since that time.

The decision to allow Gazans to travel to al-Aqsa was reached part of the ceasefire deal between Palestinian militant groups and Israel that ended the more than 50-day war over summer in which Israeli bombardment killed more than 2,200 Gazans.
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