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COGAT to ease travel restrictions on Palestinians for Eid al-Adha

Muslim worshippers wearing face masks offer Eid al-Adha prayer at a park as mosques are limited for ten people following the government's measures to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, in the mixed Arab Jewish city of Jaffa, near Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, July 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
Muslim worshippers wearing face masks offer Eid al-Adha prayer at a park as mosques are limited for ten people following the government's measures to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, in the mixed Arab Jewish city of Jaffa, near Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, July 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) says that it will ease some restrictions of movement on Palestinians living in the West Bank for the Eid al-Adha holiday, which will be marked next week.

Palestinian families living in the West Bank will be freely able to visit relatives in Israel, and married men over 50 and women over 40 will be allowed to pray on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem during the holiday. The hours of operation for several West Bank crossings will be extended during the holiday.

Entry into Israel during the holiday will be open to those who have been vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19.

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