Israel Lets Gazans Into Jerusalem for Ramadan Prayers

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Arutz Sheva reports: Israel allowed hundreds of Palestinians from the Gaza Strip into Jerusalem for Ramadan prayers Friday, an official said, a week after revoking entry permits in response to a deadly attack.

The 300 Palestinians are believed to be the first from the Strip to be granted entry to pray since Israel shut the border after terrorists killed four Israelis in Tel Aviv on June 8.

That measure came during the first week of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, when tens of thousands of Palestinians visit the Temple Mount.

The permits issued for Friday were the regular weekly quota for worshippers at the site, said a spokeswoman for COGAT, the Defense Ministry unit which manages civilian affairs for Palestinians in their self-administered areas.

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