Newsletter
Weather
Community
English home Forum Photo Gallery Features Newsletter Archive   About US Help Site Map
China
World
Opinion
Business
Sci-Edu
Culture/Life
Sports
Photos
 Services
- Newsletter
- Online Community
- China Biz Info
- News Archive
- Feedback
- Voices of Readers
- Weather Forecast
 RSS Feeds
- China 
- Business 
- World 
- Sci-Edu 
- Culture/Life 
- Sports 
- Photos 
- Most Popular 
- FM Briefings 
 Search
 About China
- China at a glance
- Chinese history
- Constitution
- Laws & regulations
- CPC & state organs
- Chinese leadership
- Selected Works of Deng Xiaoping

Home >> World
UPDATED: 08:31, April 10, 2005
Mass Palestinians heading for Aqsa Mosque
font size    

Dozens of buses carrying Palestinians were heading toward the old city in Jerusalem Saturday to defend Al-Aqsa Mosque which Jewish extremists threatened to storm on Sunday.

Palestinian security sources said the buses carrying thousands of Palestinian prayers have passed heavy Israeli security checks and obstacles.

The Israeli army has earlier decided to prevent Palestinians aged under 40 from entering Jerusalem to prevent a potential violent showdown with extremist Israelis.

Right-wing Jewish groups said late last month that they planned to storm Al-Aqsa Mosque on Sunday in protest against Israel's Gaza pullout plan, a threat drawing harsh response from Palestinian militants.

When the Palestinians were approaching Al-Aqsa Mosque, the sources said large numbers of Jews were also streaming toward the site.

The sources estimated there were some 3,000 Jews who were around the gates of Al-Aqsa Mosque holding lightening torches.

Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest in Islam, is part of the compound which is called by Jews as the Temple Mount and revered as Judaism's most sacred place.

Source: Xinhua


Comments on the story Comment on the story Recommend to friends Tell a friend Print friendly Version Print friendly format Save to disk Save this


   Recommendation
- China Forum
- PD Newsletter
- People's Comment
- Most Popular
 Related News
Online marketplace of Manufacturers & Wholesalers

Copyright by People's Daily Online, all rights reserved