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Jewish extremists pray in al-Aqsa yard

Oct. 19, 2005 at 10:28 AM   |   Comments

GAZA, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Jewish extremists entered Jerusalem's al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam's third holiest shrine, Wednesday escorted by Israeli police, Palestinian sources said.

Al-Aqsa Institution for Muslim Holy Places said some 50 orthodox Jews from a group calling itself the Temple Mount Guardians performed religious rituals inside the mosque's yard.

The Jews entered the mosque compound following an Israeli high court decision, giving Jews the right to perform religious ceremonies there between 7 and 9 a.m.

It is the first time in 30 years such permission has been granted to Jews, a statement by the institution said.

Topics: Al Aqsa
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