In pictures: Palestinians perform first Friday prayer of Ramadan at the Al-Aqsa mosque

Thousands of Palestinians performed the first Friday prayer of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem.
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Palestinian Muslim worshippers attend the first Friday prayers of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan outside the Dome of the Rock at occupied Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound. (AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Palestinian Muslim worshippers attend the first Friday prayers of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at occupied Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound. (AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Palestinian girls stand in front of the Dome of the Rock as they attend the first Friday prayers of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at occupied Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound. (AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Palestinian Muslim worshippers attend the first Friday prayers of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan outside the Dome of the Rock at occupied Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound. (AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)
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A Palestinian Muslim worshipper attends the first Friday prayers of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in front of the Dome of the Rock at occupied Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound. (AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Palestinian Muslim worshippers attend the first Friday prayers of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at occupied Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound. (AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Palestinian girls stand in front of the Dome of the Rock as they attend the first Friday prayers of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at occupied Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound. (AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Palestinian Muslim worshippers attend the first Friday prayers of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at occupied Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound. (AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Palestinians wait to cross the Qalandia checkpoint between the West Bank city of Ramallah and occupied Jerusalem as they head to occupied Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque compound for the first Friday prayers of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. (ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Palestinians walk through an Israeli checkpoint between the West Bank town of Bethlehem and occupied Jerusalem as they head to occupied Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque compound for the first Friday prayers of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. (MUSA AL SHAER/AFP/Getty Images)