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Israel Lifts Ban on Jerusalem Mosque Prayers

Muslims of all ages are being allowed to worship Friday at the Temple Mount; the Jerusalem holy site that Muslims call al-Aqsa mosque. Israel restricted worship at the mosque recently to women and men 35 and older, fearing youths would stir up violence. Israeli police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld said Israel is "hoping things will be calm and quiet today." Rosenfeld said extra police units have been deployed in Jerusalem to prevent any incidents in and around the Old City...

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