Israel allows Gazan visit to Al-Aqsa mosque

Israel gave permits to 1,500 Gazans to visit Islam's third holiest site, a right they had been denied since 2007.

    Israel allowed 1,500 Palestinians from the blockaded Gaza Strip with permits to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied East Jerusalem during the Eid al-Adha holiday.

    It's the first time Israel has allowed Palestinians from Gaza to visit Islam's third holiest site since Hamas took control of the strip in 2007.

    Al Jazeera's Imtiaz Tyab reports from East Jerusalem.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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