- Title: JERUSALEM: Palestinians in Jerusalem protest after Friday prayers
- Date: 19th July 2013
- Summary: JERUSALEM (JULY 19. 2013) (REUTERS) HILLS WITH AL AQSA COMPOUND IN THE DISTANCE INSIDE AL AQSA COMPOUND, VARIOUS OF MEN PRAYING WOMEN HOLDING PICTURES OF PALESTINIAN PRISONERS WOMAN HOLDING PICTURES OF PALESTINIAN PRISONER, SHOWING V FOR VICTORY SIGN WOMAN HOLDING TWO PICTURES SHOWING HER WITH HER SON, NOW A PRISONER VARIOUS OF PEOPLE HOLDING LARGE PALESTINIAN FLAG NEAR CROWD OF WORSHIPPERS PEOPLE HOLDING PICTURES OF PRISONERS AND PALESTINIAN FLAG VARIOUS OF FATAH SUPPORTERS WEARING YELLOW HATS AND SHOUTING SLOGANS VARIOUS OF HAMAS SUPPORTERS WITH GREEN FLAGS AND CAPS IN A DIFFERENT PART OF THE COMPOUND, HAMAS SUPPORTERS SHOUTING SLOGANS IN FAVOUR OF OUSTED EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT MOHAMED MURSI AND SHOWING MURSI'S PICTURES WOMAN HOLDING PALESTINIAN FLAG
- Embargoed: 3rd August 2013 13:00
- Location: Jerusalem
- Country: Israel
- Topics: Domestic Politics,Religion
- Reuters ID: LVAARG86T3Z49P4GSJARPHW2HXMU
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- Story Text: Relatives of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails protested at the end of Friday prayers (July 19) at the al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem to call for the release of their loved ones.
Women held up pictures of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails and men waved a huge Palestinian flag.
There are more than 4,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, according to Israeli human rights organisation B'Tselem.
The protest came as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was due to travel to the West Bank to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in a last-ditch effort to clinch a renewal of peace talks with Israel.
Kerry's proposals won the endorsement of the Arab League but a committee of senior PLO members rejected the offer, saying clarifications was needed about settlement and the release of Palestinian prisoners.
Elsewhere in the compound, a smaller group of Hamas supporters called for the release of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi.
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