Israeli police announced for the second week running that men under the
age of 50 would be barred from al-Aqsa on Friday - when thousands of
Muslims typically flock to the site for
weekly prayers. Last night, Israeli forces stormed Al Aqsa mosque
compound firing steel-coated rubber bullets, teargas, and sound bombs
injuring more than 130 peaceful worshippers.
Nearly two weeks of civil disobedience have gripped the Palestinian territories [Ahmad Gharabli/AFP]