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VIDEO: Palestinians mark the last Friday of Ramadan


Tens of thousands of Muslims gathered at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem on the last Friday of Ramadan for the peace prayer, which took place peacefully.

Earlier, Israeli police fired rubber bullets and deafening grenades at Palestinian youths who threw stones at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

At least 42 Palestinians were injured in the morning’s clashes at Islam’s third holiest site, the Palestinian Red Crescent said.

Israeli police say they intervened when hundreds of people started throwing stones and fireworks, including in the direction of the Western Wall, where Jewish believers gather.

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There were almost daily clashes at the mosque this month, when Ramadan overlapped with the Jewish holiday of Passover, which brought hundreds of thousands of Muslims and Jews to this heavily police-watched place in the old city.

From the early hours of the morning, residents of cities such as Bethlehem and Ramallah in the occupied West Bank lined up at Israeli checkpoints to visit Al-Aqsa.

Many people headed for the old city of Hebron and the old Ibrahim mosque, passing through Israeli checkpoints and dams.

Ramadan ends next week, and on the last Friday of the fasting month, large crowds often gather at Al-Aqsa.

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