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April 30, 2021
Hundreds of Palestinians protest barriers in Jerusalem during Ramadan
By Ben Sales
(JTA) — Hundreds of Palestinians have been protesting barriers placed in the Old City of Jerusalem during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
The protests have centered around the Damascus Gate, a landmark and meeting point in the eastern section of the city. Palestinians typically sit on and around the steps leading to the gate following nighttime prayers during Ramadan, a month of daylong fasts that end at sunset.
This year, police placed barriers on the steps of the gate, effectively preventing people fro...