al aqsa

Mahmoud Abbas freezes contact with Israel over al-Aqsa

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has announced that the Palestinian leadership will freeze all contact with Israel, as mass protests over new Israeli security measures at the al-Aqsa compound turned deadly. In a brief televised speech on Friday, Abbas said all official contact would be suspended until Israel removed metal detectors installed there last week.[…]

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Jerusalem leaders call for a Day of Rage

As tensions remained high in the occupied Palestinian territory, with Fatah leaders calling for a Day of Rage to protest Israeli restrictions at Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem continued to organize sit-ins and perform prayers in the streets outside the holy site’s gates for the third day[…]

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UNESCO ruling on Al Aqsa “significant”: Hendricks

Masjidul Aqsa exclusively belongs to Muslims and there is no archaeological or historical connection to Judaism. This was the outcome of a ground-breaking vote for a UNESCO resolution on Thursday regarding the status of the contentious Al Aqsa mosque in east Jerusalem, which has been at the centre of a battle[…]

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UNESCO to vote on Israeli violations at Al-Aqsa

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will reportedly vote on a draft concerning Israeli military violations in occupied East Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound, according to Israeli media. Ynet news reported that the joint Jordanian-Palestinian draft would be voted on during the 40th annual session meeting of UNESCO’s[…]

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