Israel reduces number of Gaza worshippers allowed to visit East Jerusalem

News Created 29/7 2016 at 22:35

Maan News reports that the number of Palestinians, all at the age of 50 or older, allowed to travel to East Jerusalem in order to worship at the Al Aqsa mosque has been reduced recently by Israel authorities. At the moment, no more than 250 people are given permission at the same time. The visitations were implemented as part of the ceasefire agreement that ended Israel's 2014 war on Gaza. However, due to Israeli security concerns and Jewish holiday, visitations have been frequently interrupted since their introduction.