Bethlehem police say 45,000 entered Jerusalem on Friday
Published Saturday 18/08/2012 (updated) 18/08/2012 16:00
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Bethlehem police said Saturday that officers helped secure the entry of over 45,000 Palestinians from the southern West Bank into Jerusalem for the last Friday of Ramadan.
A police statement said ambulance, police and military crews successfully enabled citizens to exercise their right to perform prayers in Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque on the concluding Friday of the holy month of Ramadan.
The Al-Aqsa Foundation said on Friday that 200,000 people attended prayers at the holy site.
Police are on on full alert for preparations ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday which begins on Sunday, the statement added.