Thousands of Muslims from across Israel and the West Bank arrived in Jerusalem on Friday morning to attend the second Friday prayers of Ramadan in the Old City's Al-Aqsa mosque.
Israel captured East Jerusalem in the 1967 Middle East War and has later annexed it in a move not recognised internationally.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and during the month adult Muslims fulfil a religious obligation to abstain from eating, drinking and sexual relations during daylight hours.
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