The increased security follows violence that erupted in several areas near Jerusalem's Old City after an Israeli guard killed a Palestinian man Wednesday, the Kuwait News Agency, KUNA reported Friday.
Israeli forces closed all except for three gates of al-Aqsa Mosque, checking identification of worshipers as they allowed them to enter.
Israeli authorities say banning younger men from the mosque area cuts down the likelihood of violence.
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