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Jerusalem, first Friday prayers of Ramadan end peacefully

Muslim people going to Al-Aqsa Mosque (Jerusalem) for the First Friday Prayers of Ramadan 2010 - Photo by Alessandro Di Maio

Report and photos by Alessandro Di Maio

Jesusalem. The first Friday prayers of the Muslim holy month ended uneventfully today.  Although over 90,000 Muslims participated in the religious event in the Old City of Jerusalem, the crowds dispersed as soon as the prayers were over.

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Holy Land gets prepared for Ramadan

Muslim woman going to pray to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem - Photo by Alesandro Di Maio

Report and Photos by Alessandro Di Maio

Israel. In a few hours, just after the sun sets and three stars appear in the sky above the Holy Land, Ramadan will start and many Muslims families will start praying and reading the Koran in a festive atmosphere.

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Israelis support Palestinians from Sheikh Jarrah

Article and photos by Alessandro Di Maio

Tel Aviv. Over a thousand people took to the streets of Tel Aviv last Friday (6 August) to protest against the evictions of Arab families from a predominantly Arab neighbourhood in East Jerusalem known as Sheikh Jarrah.

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