A 16-year-old Israeli boy visiting the Old City of Jerusalem on a tour of the Old Quarter has been granted permission to enter the Old Wall of the city.
Israel has granted the teenager entry to Ben-gurion International airport, the Old Town and the Ben-Menashe compound, where he will meet with visiting dignitaries.
The young boy was part of the tour of Old Jerusalem’s Old City and Ben-Arieh Mosque by the Jerusalem Municipality in order to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Passover.
He arrived in the city on Tuesday morning, according to a tweet by the ministry of the interior.
The boy will then spend three days in Jerusalem’s Western Wall, which is located within the Old Capitol and is sacred to Jews and Muslims alike.
The government said he will also meet with other visitors and representatives from the Old Testament, including biblical figures.
The teenager, who has not been named, will also attend a lecture at the Ben Gurion International Airport.
The announcement comes as the Palestinian Authority and Israel have renewed their peace talks in the hope of ending the decades-long conflict.
The PA and Israel are negotiating an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal after years of deadlock.
The Palestinians want an independent state in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip and Israel wants the West bank to be divided along Jewish and Arab lines.
The Palestinian leadership has said it wants a two-state solution, but Israel has ruled out such a solution.