- April 1, 2010
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IOA closes Aqsa gates to block attempts to defend it
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) has decided to close all Aqsa Mosque gates with the exception of three to abort any attempt to defend it against the expected storming by Jewish fanatics of the holy compound on Thursday.
Local sources noted that the IOA police intensified presence in the vicinity of the Aqsa Mosque since Wednesday evening and prevented Jerusalemites less than 25 years old from entering it while those above that age category were allowed but after leaving their IDs with the policemen until completing their prayers to ensure their departure.
The Aqsa guards said that the IOA policemen searched all plazas and prayer places inside the holy site.
Jewish fanatic groups topped by the Temple Mount Faithful have called for massive marches on Thursday that would head to the Aqsa Mosque on the occasion of Jewish Passover and would demand demolition of the Mosque and construction of the temple on its ruins.