- Published on Friday, 03 August 2012 12:56
On Friday, 3rd August, Israeli occupation intensified its procedures at the checkpoints that were placed at the entrances of the occupied Jerusalem and hindered the arrival of more than 320,000 worshipers from the West Bank to al-Aqsa mosque to pray in the third Friday of the holy Ramadan.
The Israeli forces at Qalandiya military checkpoint deliberately separated men from women, and also separated the people with special needs claiming that they want to organize the entry process, yet it got worse than the last Friday and the Palestinians started to push each others at the crossing.
The Israeli forces also prevented the busses that transport Palestinians from entering to Jerusalem city, hindered the passengers and prevented Palestinian men under 40 from getting to Jerusalem, while the Israeli forces allowed all women to enter.
In the old city of Jerusalem, the Israeli police and forces set checkpoints at the entrances of the old city, where they checked the IDs of young Palestinians.
Since the early hours of morning, Palestinian ambulances and medical crews of the Red Crescent have spread at the checkpoints in al-Zaytouna crossing that was set between Jabal al-Zaytoun and al-Ezariyah inside Jerusalem, and at Qalandiya and Bethlehem checkpoints.