al aqsa

Israel releases top Waqf officials, bans them from Al-Aqsa

Israeli authorities released six Palestinians, including Waqf Council chairman, Sheikh Abd al-Athim Salhab, and the Deputy Director of Awqaf in Jerusalem, Sheikh Najeh Bkerat, under strict conditions, on Sunday. According to attorney, Muhammad Mahmoud, said that Israeli authorities decided to release Salhab and Bkerat from custody, however, under the condition[…]

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Palestinians perform prayers at sealed Al-Aqsa gate

Dozens of Palestinians held Thuhr (noon) prayers at (Gate of Mercy) area inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem in protest against the Israeli seal off of the area for Muslim worshipers, on Thursday. Worshipers gathered at the gate that was previously broken by activists upon its closure[…]

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Imam Rashied Omar reflects on the recent Palestinian protests

In his Jumu’ah khutbah today, Imam Dr. Rashied Omar reflected on the recent protests by Palestinian Muslims who refused to pray inside Masjid al-Aqsa. This after Israeli security forces installed metal detectors at all entrances to the precinct. The imam commended the resistance of Palestinians and urged Muslims to continue[…]

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Palestine: The battle for control of al-Aqsa persists

Despite Israeli forces removing security installations in the Haram of al-Aqsa, protesting mussallies say their battle for control of the masjid has yet not been won. Yesterday morning, religious leaders of Jerusalem announced the re-entry into the masjid and confirmed that Asr Salah would be performed inside the site. However,[…]

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Islamic Waqf gives go ahead for prayers at al-Aqsa

Muslim leaders of the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem have given their approval for Palestinians to re-enter the site after Israel removed new security measures, following almost two weeks of protests that saw several Palestinians killed and hundreds injured. Officials of the Islamic Waqf authority that administers the holy site[…]

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