Israeli police close the old city of Jerusalem, bars residents under 45 from entering Al Aqsa Mosque

The Israeli police closed all entrances to the old city of Jerusalem om Thursday morning, and closed the Al-Aqsa Mosque for residents under 45 years old.

Local residents in the city reported said that Israeli police have intensified their presence in the old city since early morning hours, and installed checkpoints and roadblocks all around the old city.

Jerusalem is witnessing an atmosphere of cautiousness and increased tension, especially inside and around the Al-Aqsa Mosque due to threats by Israeli right wing groups to enter the mosque and pray there.

On Wednesday, the Israeli Supreme Court decided to allow an extremist right wing Israeli group, known as "The Temple Mount Trustees", to enter Al-Aqsa Mosque Thursday.

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