Israel permits Gazans to pray at Jerusalem mosque

October 5, 2014 7:54 PM

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Hundreds of Palestinians from the Gaza Strip prayed Sunday at Jerusalem's most important mosque, the first time Israel has allowed such visits from the coastal enclave since the Hamas militant group overran the area in 2007.

The visit was among a package of concessions that Israel has made in the wake of a 50-day war against Hamas to coincide with the current Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.

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