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Jerusalem’s Muslims pray outside in small groups during Ramadan

Israel and the Palestinian Authority have both imposed sweeping Covid-19 lockdowns.

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A Muslim woman wears gloves as she prays in east Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives, overlooking the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa mosque compound (Ariel Schalit/AP)

A Muslim woman wears gloves as she prays in east Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives, overlooking the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa mosque compound (Ariel Schalit/AP)

A Muslim woman wears gloves as she prays in east Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives, overlooking the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa mosque compound (Ariel Schalit/AP)

Muslims in Jerusalem are praying outside in small groups during the holy month of Ramadan as measures aimed at curbing the coronavirus pandemic remain in place.

The restrictions include a halt to prayers at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, the third holiest site in Islam.

Prayers at Jerusalem’s world-famous religious sites, sacred to Muslims, Christians and Jews, were halted or heavily restricted last month.

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Muslim men pray in east Jerusalem (Ariel Schalit/AP)

Muslim men pray in east Jerusalem (Ariel Schalit/AP)

Muslim men pray in east Jerusalem (Ariel Schalit/AP)

Israel and the Palestinian Authority have both imposed sweeping lockdowns.

Some regulations have been lifted in recent days, allowing many non-essential businesses to reopen.

But the ban on large gatherings remains in place.

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