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Palestinians clash with Israeli troops on way to prayer in Jerusalem
: Palestinians clash with Israeli troops on way to prayer in JerusalemBy
: AP (Associated Press) Published in
: International Herald Tribune (IHT)Date of issue
13 October 2006Commentary Abstract
Hundreds of Palestinians rioted and clashed with Israeli forces at checkpoints around Jerusalem on Friday after authorities blocked them from entering the city to mark the Ramadan holy month at Islam`s third-holiest site.
Soldiers dispersed the crowds with stun grenades, tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons. At one checkpoint, desperate protesters tried to scale Israel`s massive concrete separation barrier with ladders.
Jerusalem police spokesman Shmuel Ben-Ruby said border policemen made six arrests. No injuries were reported.
The protesters were on their way to the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. Friday is the weekly holy day for Muslims, and it is considered an honor to attend Friday prayers at Al-Aqsa during Ramadan. Tradition says Al-Aqsa is where the Prophet Muhammad, Islam`s founder, ascended to heaven.
About 170,000 people attended Friday`s prayers, roughly half of them West Bank Palestinians with entry permits, Ben-Ruby said.
However, Israel did not allow Palestinian men under 45 to attend the prayers, citing security concerns. Younger men angry about not being allowed into the city threw stones at troops, he said.
Clashes were reported at four checkpoints around Jerusalem and one near Nablus, in the northern West Bank, where some 3,000 worshippers gathered at daybreak to make the long journey to Jerusalem.
At the Aram checkpoint on the outskirts of Jerusalem, people used ladders and rope to scale the eight-meter (25-foot) concrete separation barrier.