IOF intensify presence in and around Jerusalem on the eve of Ramadan

[ 29/07/2011 – 06:55 PM ]

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– IOF troops have increased their presence in and around the occupied city of Jerusalem and tightened measures on all roads leading from the West Bank to Jerusalem on the eve of Ramadan to prevent Palestinian worshipers from reaching the Aqsa Mosque.

Local sources said that the IOF have deployed thousands of policemen and soldiers in the streets of city and alleyways leading to the Aqsa Mosque in the old city as well as the gates of the Mosque starting on the morning of the last Friday before the start of Ramadan.

The sources added that military roadblocks were set up inside the city, while worshipers from the West Bank were denied entry into the city at the major roadblocks; Kalandia roadblock to the north, Hizma roadblock to the east and Bethlehem roadblock to the south, as well as at other minor roadblocks.

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