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Palestinian youths walk past Israel’s controversial separation barrier at the Qalandia checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank, where thousands of Muslim worshippers queued to cross into Jerusalem on August 4, 2013 on their way to attend the Lailat al-Qadr night prayers at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound on the last week of the holy month of Ramadan. Muslims believe the first verses of the Koran were revealed to the Prophet Mohammed on Lailat al-Qadr, or Night of Destiny in the seventh century. Arabic writing on the wall reads “Al-Quds” (Jerusalem). AFP PHOTO/ABBAS MOMANI