Qalandia Checkpoint - Palestinians Cross To Pray At Al Aqsa For Ramadan

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27 Jul 2012 08:00

Thousands tried to cross through Qalandia checkpoint from the West Bank into Jerusalem Friday, using a once-a-year opportunity afforded to many to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque during Ramadan. The checkpoint is run and staffed by the IDF, and while regulations were somewhat more relaxed this year, men under 40 are not permitted to cross to pray in Jerusalem unless they have a pre-existing East Jerusalem ID card.

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An IDF soldier watches over the men's...
Jerusalem, Israel,
By Ms_R
27 Jul 2012

Thousands tried to cross through Qalandia checkpoint from the West Bank into Jerusalem Friday, using a once-a-year opportunity afforded to many to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque during Ramadan.

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Men wait to cross through the Qalandi...
Jerusalem, Israel,
By Ms_R
26 Jul 2012

Thousands tried to cross through Qalandia checkpoint from the West Bank into Jerusalem Friday, using a once-a-year opportunity afforded to many to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque during Ramadan.

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Men waiting to file through the Qalan...
Jerusalem, Israel,
By Ms_R
26 Jul 2012

Thousands try to cross through Qalandia checkpoint from the West Bank into Jerusalem Friday during Ramadan, using a once-a-year opportunity afforded to many to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque during this month.

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Men file through the Qalandia checkpo...
Jerusalem, Israel,
By Ms_R
26 Jul 2012

Thousands tried to cross through Qalandia checkpoint from the West Bank into Jerusalem Friday, using a once-a-year opportunity afforded to many to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque during Ramadan.

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Two IDF soldiers stand at the men's e...
Jerusalem, Israel,
By Ms_R
26 Jul 2012

Thousands tried to cross through Qalandia checkpoint from the West Bank into Jerusalem each Friday, using a once-a-year opportunity afforded to many to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque during Ramadan. The checkpoint is run and staffed by the IDF, and while regulations were somewhat more relaxed this year, men under 40 are not permitted to cross to pray in Jerusalem unless they have a pre-existing East Jerusalem ID card.

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An IDF soldier stands on one of the c...
Jerusalem, Israel,
By Ms_R
26 Jul 2012

Thousands tried to cross through Qalandia checkpoint from the West Bank into Jerusalem Friday, using a once-a-year opportunity afforded to many to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque during Ramadan. The checkpoint is run and staffed by the IDF, and while regulations were somewhat more relaxed this year, men under 40 were not permitted to cross to pray in Jerusalem.

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An IDF soldier checks a Palestinian m...
Jerusalem, Israel,
By Ms_R
26 Jul 2012

Thousands tried to cross through Qalandia checkpoint from the West Bank into Jerusalem Friday, using a once-a-year opportunity afforded to many to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque during Ramadan. The checkpoint is run and staffed by the IDF, and while regulations were somewhat more relaxed this year, men under 40 are not permitted to cross to pray in Jerusalem unless they have a pre-existing East Jerusalem ID card.

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A man has his documents checked by an...
Jerusalem, Israel,
By Ms_R
27 Jul 2012

Thousands tried to cross through Qalandia checkpoint from the West Bank into Jerusalem Friday, using a once-a-year opportunity afforded to many to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque during Ramadan. As the Israelis use the Biblical name for the West Bank, the IDF border guard's fluorescent jacket now reads "Judean Samaria Guards".

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Soldiers and Palestinian woman wait i...
Jerusalem
By Ms_R
27 Jul 2012

Thousands of Palestinian Muslims take the once-a-year opportunity to pray at in Jerusalem. Many have IDs that do not normally allow them into Jerusalem except during Ramadan. This year, the regulations were slightly relaxed, allowing women and men under 40 to cross Qalandia.

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Women crossing the Qalandia checkpoin...
Jerusalem
By Ms_R
27 Jul 2012

Thousands of Palestinian Muslims take the once-a-year opportunity to pray at Al Aqsa in Jerusalem. Many have IDs that do not normally allow them into Jerusalem except during Ramadan. This year, the regulations were slightly relaxed, allowing women and men under 40 to cross Qalandia.

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A woman holds her ID card aloft as wo...
Jerusalem, Israel
By Ms_R
27 Jul 2012

Thousands of Palestinian Muslims take the once-a-year opportunity to pray at in Jerusalem. Many have IDs that do not normally allow them into Jerusalem except during Ramadan. This year, the regulations were slightly relaxed, allowing women and men under 40 to cross Qalandia.

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Men file through the Qalandia checkpo...
Jerusalem, Israel,
By Ms_R
27 Jul 2012

Thousands of Palestinian Muslims take the once-a-year opportunity to pray at in Jerusalem. Many have IDs that do not normally allow them into Jerusalem except during Ramadan. This year, the regulations were slightly relaxed, allowing women and men under 40 to cross Qalandia.

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Women and an IDF soldier gesture to o...
Jerusalem, Israel,
By Ms_R
27 Jul 2012

Thousands of Palestinian Muslims take the once-a-year opportunity to pray at in Jerusalem. Many have IDs that do not normally allow them into Jerusalem except during Ramadan. This year, the regulations were slightly relaxed, allowing women and men under 40 to cross Qalandia.

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A woman waits as she passes through t...
Jerusalem, Israel,
By Ms_R
27 Jul 2012

Thousands of Palestinian Muslims take the once-a-year opportunity to pray at in Jerusalem. Many have IDs that do not normally allow them into Jerusalem except during Ramadan. This year, the regulations were slightly relaxed, allowing women and men under 40 to cross Qalandia.

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A man gestures through the bars as he...
Jerusalem
By Ms_R
27 Jul 2012

Thousands of Palestinian Muslims take the once-a-year opportunity to pray at Al Aqsa in Jerusalem. Many have IDs that do not normally allow them into Jerusalem except during Ramadan. This year, the regulations were slightly relaxed, allowing women and men under 40 to cross Qalandia.

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Men walk down the steps to Damascus G...
Jerusalem
By Ms_R
27 Jul 2012

Palestinian Muslims flood to Al-Aqsa Mosque to pray in Jerusalem each Ramadan, coming from East Jerusalem and the West Bank.

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A Palestinian woman pleads with an ID...
Jerusalem, Israel,
By Ms_R
27 Jul 2012

Thousands of Palestinian Muslims take the once-a-year opportunity to pray at in Jerusalem. Many have IDs that do not normally allow them into Jerusalem except during Ramadan. This year, the regulations were slightly relaxed, allowing women and men under 40 to cross Qalandia.

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A soldier and a Palestinian medic wai...
Jerusalem, Israel,
By Ms_R
27 Jul 2012

Thousands of Palestinian Muslims take the once-a-year opportunity to pray at in Jerusalem. Many have IDs that do not normally allow them into Jerusalem except during Ramadan. This year, the regulations were slightly relaxed, allowing women and men under 40 to cross Qalandia.

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A Palestinian man queues at the check...
Jerusalem, Israel,
By Ms_R
27 Jul 2012

Thousands of Palestinian Muslims take the once-a-year opportunity to pray at in Jerusalem. Many have IDs that do not normally allow them into Jerusalem except during Ramadan. This year, the regulations were slightly relaxed, allowing women and men under 40 to cross Qalandia.