Video: Praying for Al-Aqsa access

Israel prevents thousands from leaving West Bank to attend prayers at Al Aqsa mosque.

    Al-Aqsa mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem is considered the third holiest site in Islam.

    During the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, thousands of worshippers make their way there to pray in the space where Muslims believe the Prophet Muhammad ascended to heaven.

    But for many Palestinians living in the occupied territories, visiting the seventh century mosque is impossible due to Israeli-imposed travel restrictions.

    Al Jazeera's Jacky Rowland reports on how others arrive at the site after taking considerable risks to make the journey - defying Israeli restrictions and sneaking under the separation barrier.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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