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Palestinians pray in Jerusalem for Night of Destiny

Palestinians pray during the Night of Destiny, when Muslims believe the first verse of the Koran were revealed to the Prophet Mohammed (pbuh)

Palestinians pray in Jerusalem for Night of Destiny
Palestinian queue at the Qalandia checkpoint, in the occupied West Bank, on August 14, 2012, as they try to enter Jerusalem for a night of prayer at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound to mark Laylat al-Qadr, or Night of Destiny, when Muslims believe the first verse of the Koran were revealed to the Prophet Mohammed. Restrictions limiting men between the ages of 12 and 40 from crossing the checkpoint were relaxed for this religious event, but clashes broke out as Israeli police tried to prevent men from entering Jerusalem. (AFP/Getty Images)
Palestinians pray in Jerusalem for Night of Destiny
Palestinian men queue at the Qalandia checkpoint, in the occupied West Bank, on August 14, 2012, as they try to enter Jerusalem for a night of prayer at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound to mark Laylat al-Qadr, or Night of Destiny, when Muslims believe the first verse of the Koran were revealed to the Prophet Mohammed. Restrictions limiting men between the ages of 12 and 40 from crossing the checkpoint were relaxed for this religious event, but clashes broke out as Israeli police tried to prevent men from entering Jerusalem. (AFP/Getty Images)
Palestinians pray in Jerusalem for Night of Destiny
Palestinians clash with Israeli police at the Qalandia checkpoint, in the occupied West Bank, on August 14, 2012, as they try to enter Jerusalem for a night of prayer at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound to mark Laylat al-Qadr, or Night of Destiny, when Muslims believe the first verse of the Koran were revealed to the Prophet Mohammed. Restrictions limiting men between the ages of 12 and 40 from crossing the checkpoint were relaxed for this religious event, but clashes broke out as Israeli police tried to prevent men from entering Jerusalem. (AFP/Getty Images)
Palestinians pray in Jerusalem for Night of Destiny
Palestinian men take cover from tear gas fired by Israeli police at the Qalandia checkpoint, in the occupied West Bank, on August 14, 2012, during clashes which broke out as Palestinian men tried to enter Jerusalem for a night of prayer at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound to mark Laylat al-Qadr, or Night of Destiny, when Muslims believe the first verse of the Koran were revealed to the Prophet Mohammed. Restrictions limiting men between the ages of 12 and 40 from crossing the checkpoint were relaxed for this religious event, but clashes broke out as Israeli police tried to prevent men from entering Jerusalem. (AFP/Getty Images)
Palestinians pray in Jerusalem for Night of Destiny
Palestinian men clash with Israeli police at the Qalandia checkpoint, in the occupied West Bank, on August 14, 2012, as they try to enter Jerusalem for a night of prayer at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound to mark Laylat al-Qadr, or Night of Destiny, when Muslims believe the first verse of the Koran were revealed to the Prophet Mohammed. Restrictions limiting men between the ages of 12 and 40 from crossing the checkpoint were relaxed for this religious event, but clashes broke out as Israeli police tried to prevent men from entering Jerusalem. (AFP/Getty Images)
Palestinians pray in Jerusalem for Night of Destiny
Palestinians clash with Israeli police at the Qalandia checkpoint, in the occupied West Bank, on August 14, 2012, as they try to enter Jerusalem for a night of prayer at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound to mark Laylat al-Qadr, or Night of Destiny, when Muslims believe the first verse of the Koran were revealed to the Prophet Mohammed. Restrictions limiting men between the ages of 12 and 40 from crossing the checkpoint were relaxed for this religious event, but clashes broke out as Israeli police tried to prevent men from entering Jerusalem. (AFP/Getty Images)
Palestinians pray in Jerusalem for Night of Destiny
Palestinian women cross the Qalandia checkpoint, in the occupied West Bank, on August 14, 2012, as they head to Jerusalem for a night of prayer at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound to mark Laylat al-Qadr, or Night of Destiny, when Muslims believe the first verse of the Koran were revealed to the Prophet Mohammed. Restrictions limiting men between the ages of 12 and 40 from crossing the checkpoint were relaxed for this religious event, but clashes broke out as Israeli police tried to prevent men from entering Jerusalem. (AFP/Getty Images)
Palestinians pray in Jerusalem for Night of Destiny
Palestinian men take cover from tear gas fired by Israeli police at the Qalandia checkpoint, in the occupied West Bank, on August 14, 2012, during clashes which broke out as thousands of worshippers tried to enter Jerusalem for a night of prayer at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound to mark Laylat al-Qadr, or Night of Destiny, when Muslims believe the first verse of the Koran were revealed to the Prophet Mohammed. Restrictions limiting men between the ages of 12 and 40 from crossing the checkpoint were relaxed for this religious event, but clashes broke out as Israeli police tried to prevent men from entering Jerusalem. (AFP/Getty Images)