Israel prevents Palestinians from entering Jerusalem

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Hundreds of Palestinians from the occupied West Bank were prevented from entering the occupied Jerusalem by the Israeli occupation police on Friday to pray the second Friday prayer of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

Israeli police set up many military checkpoints on the streets leading to the holy city and claimed that it is allowing only Palestinians vaccinated against COVID-19 to pass.

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The Palestinian Ministry of Health has reported that it did not receive enough vaccine doses to even vaccinate a quarter of the Palestinians in West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

Since the early hours of Friday, Palestinians rushed to Qalandia Checkpoint, the main terminal point between the occupied West Bank and occupied Jerusalem. Israeli authorities allowed very few Palestinians through.

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Israel allows only Palestinians from East Jerusalem and Palestinians in Israel to perform prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque, in addition to a limited number of Palestinians from the West Bank and very few Palestinians from Gaza, who require special entry permits.

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