In pictures: Ramadan prayers at al-Aqsa mosque

Faint hopes

Only married men over 50 and married women over 45 are allowed to travel without applying for special permission this year.

Habes has never been to al-Aqsa, and aged 45, he is too young. But in previous years there has been confusion over the rules, so he travels with his brother from their village, Beit Umar, by minibus taxi to the Bethlehem checkpoint, in the hope he may be allowed in.

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