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Security Heightened in Jerusalem's Old City Ahead of Prayers

Israel stepped up security across Jerusalem ahead of Friday prayers and allowed entry of Palestinians of all ages to al-Aqsa, Israeli police said. Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld told Reuters that hundreds of policemen deployed in and around the old city. He said that restrictions on worshippers would not be imposed for a second week in a row in a bid to ease tensions. For months young Palestinian worshippers have been barred entry to the holy site, revered by Muslims as the Noble...

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