Men over 50 pray at Al-Aqsa Mosque day after closure

November 1, 2014 7:34 AM

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Men over 50 pray at Al-Aqsa Mosque day after closure

JERUSALEM: Men over 50 prayed at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem’s Old City Friday, a day after Israel closed all access to the sacred compound for the first time in decades following violence on the streets.

More than 1,000 Israeli police were deployed around the Old City’s cobbled streets and the ancient gates that lead to Al-Aqsa, a spokeswoman said, in addition to undercover anti-riot units and observation balloons floating in the sky.

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