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Al Aqsa mosque

Are tensions at al-Aqsa reaching another boiling point?

OPINION Below the Western media’s radar, tensions have been escalating in Israeli-occupied Jerusalem. In the last week, a new confrontation has emerged over al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in the context of intensifying efforts by Israeli authorities and settlers to change the status quo and take over Palestinian properties in and around[…]

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350 000 people flock to Al Aqsa for Laylatul Qadr

Tens of thousands of musallees spent Laylatul-Qadr, a sacred night which coincides with the 27th night of Ramadan, at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem on Monday night. The Islamic Awqaf estimated the number of worshipers to be some 350,000 worshipers who visited the old city to perform the prayers of[…]

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Ulama conference declares 2018 year of Al Quds

An international Ulama conference convened in Malaysia at the end of January had resolved to declare 2018 as the year of al-Quds. Malaysian Federal Territories Mufti Datuk Dr Zulkifli Mohamad al-Bakri, who was one of the attendees, said of the resolutions passed in the conference one was to designate 2018[…]

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Israel charges Raed Salah with incitement

The Israeli prosecution filed an indictment against the leader of the northern branch of the outlawed Islamic Movement in Israel, Sheikh Raed Salah, charging him with “incitement” and “illegal association,” according to Israeli news website Arutz Sheva. Arutz Sheva reported that Salah, who was arrested by Israeli police last week,[…]

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