Israel reimposes ban on men under 50 from Aqsa Friday prayer

An ultra-Orthodox Jew (L) walks past a Palestinian Muslim, praying in Jerusalem's Old City on September 29, 2015 (AFP Photo/Ahmad Gharabli)

Jerusalem (AFP) - Israeli police said they would reimpose a ban on men under the age of 50 attending Friday Muslim prayers at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound after a new wave of stabbing attacks.

"It has been decided to limit the age of worshippers allowed entry to the Temple Mount to men over 50," a statement said Thursday, using the site's Hebrew name.

"Entry of women of all ages will be allowed."