In photos: Bethlehem checkpoint crowded on Ramadan Friday

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MaanImages/Luay Sababa

Palestinians try to cross the Bethlehem checkpoint on the outskirts of the West Bank city to reach Jerusalem.

Worshipers hoped to attend the noon prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Checkpoints around the West Bank were again overwhelmed, with tens of thousands of men and women lining up from the early hours of the morning, waiting to access Jerusalem.

Restrictions at the checkpoints were also strict, with women under 40 and men under 50 without special permits barred from passage.

Maan News

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