| GEO World|
| Israel restricts access to Al-Aqsa mosque|
| Updated at: 1144 PST, Monday, March 29, 2010|
JERUSALEM: Israel on Monday restricted access to Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque compound amid concerns of fresh violence at the flashpoint site as Jews celebrate the week-long Passover holiday.
Police said that Muslim men under the age of 50 and all non-Muslims will be barred from entering the compound which is sacred to both Muslims and Jews. Police did not say when the restrictions would be lifted.
Authorities have also tightened restrictions on access to Israel from the occupied West Bank until April 6.