Al Aqsa mosque

Al-Aqsa re-opening marred by Zionist settlers

Dozens of Zionist settlers on Sunday forced their way into Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque complex, shortly after the site was reopened, according to the mosque director. “Around 105 Jewish settlers have entered the compound since early morning under protection of Israeli police,” Omar Kiswani, director of Al-Aqsa Mosque, told Anadolu[…]

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Masjidul Aqsa to reopen after Eid

The sacred Masjidul Aqsa will reopen to worshippers after Eid al-Fitr holiday, the authority responsible for overseeing the city’s holy sites said on Tuesday. In a statement, the Jordan-run Islamic Waqf Department said steps to reopen the site will be announced soon. The Waqf said that it had reached the[…]

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Al-Aqsa closed for Ramadan due to pandemic

The Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem will be closed for worship during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan for the first time in its history in an effort to stem the spread of coronavirus, the authority responsible for overseeing the city’s Islamic and Christian holy sites said on[…]

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Israeli police assault worshipers at Al-Aqsa

Israeli police today evening assaulted several Palestinian worshipers and detained two of them, while they were present at Bab al-Rahma prayer area inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied Jerusalem, witnesses told WAFA. Police officers broke into Bab al-Rahma and physically assaulted the worshipers and attacked them with teargas, for[…]

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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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