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Israelis will not let Palestinians into Jerusalem during Ramadan

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News24xx.com - The Israeli authorities decided not to let the residents of the Gaza Strip into Jerusalem during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. This was told in the Israeli Council for Coordinating Government Action in the Territories (COGAT).

As the newspaper notes, usually during this period Israel simplifies the access regime for citizens of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. However, this year, because of the worsening of the situation, only residents of the West Bank get passes.

"They will be issued tens of thousands of passes for Friday prayers, and the time of work of border checkpoints will be increased. Palestinians can use Israel's main air haven, Ben Gurion airport, for international flights", - the publication notes.

Thus, Muslims will not be able to visit the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which is considered the third most important after mosques in Mecca and Medina.

There is no operating airport on the territory of the Palestinian Authority itself. The only one built in Gaza was destroyed during the 2001 bombing.

On May 14, the US opened the country's embassy in Jerusalem. Against this background, protests took place in the Gaza Strip. The Israeli soldiers fired a fire at their participants. According to the latest information, 60 Palestinians were killed in the clashes, including an eight-month-old child, more than 2.2 thousand were injured by bullets or tear gas.

The holy month of Ramadan lasts for 29 days, this year it continues from May 16 to June 14.

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