Israel reopens Al-Aqsa mosque compound: Police

AFP , Thursday 30 Oct 2014

Israel decided Thursday evening to reopen Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound hours after ordering its closure and following Arab and US calls for Muslim worshippers to be allowed in.

"It was decided to restore (the compound) to normal... effective immediately," police spokeswoman Luba Samri told AFP, adding that because of a fear of unrest at Friday midday prayers, entry for men would be restricted to those over 50.

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