Israel to allow 10,000 vaccinated Palestinians on Temple Mount for 1st Friday of Ramadan

Israel’s military liaison to the Palestinians, COGAT, says 10,000 vaccinated Palestinians will be allowed to pray on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount on Friday to mark the first Friday of Ramadan.

“The measures are being taken to allow freedom of worship and religion on one hand, and on the other hand, prevent to the extent possible, the spread of COVID-19 in the region,” COGAT says in a statement.

After Friday, “an additional situation assessment will be carried out to examine the approved outline, taking into account both security and health needs.”

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