A South African man is being deported after he was detained by Israeli police in Masjid Al Aqsa compound on Tuesday night. Aadil Asmal from Azaadville is part of a South African delegation performing itikaaf. He was arrested upon suspicion of throwing stones at Israeli police. Ayoob Dadabhay, a Capetonian[…]
The Jordanian government condemned Israel’s violations on the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, citing recent raids into the site over the final days of the holy month of Ramadan, when dozens of Palestinian worshipers and workers were assaulted by Israeli forces with rubber-coated steel bullets, tear gas canisters, and beaten with batons.[…]
Israeli special forces stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem on Monday morning for the second day in a row, evacuating Muslim worshipers, including the elderly, to allow right-wing Jewish Israelis to tour the compound freely. Director of the Islamic Endowment and Al-Aqsa Mosque affairs Sheikh Azzam al-Khatib[…]
South African Palestine solidarity organisation BDS South Africa is seeking answers on whether three South Africans citizens have been arrested by Israeli forces. This follows news reports on Sunday, which states that Israeli soldiers kidnapped at least eleven Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and detained three[…]
Jerusalem’s Grand Mufti, Mohammad Hussein, who is also the Imam of Al-Aqsa Mosque, denounced the recent Israeli violations of the mosque when Israeli police forcefully entered the mosque. Hussein said the process of changing Al-Aqsa’s historical status has been dramatically accelerated by Israeli authorities, MEMO reported. Hussein noted that the[…]
As the final leg of Ramadan is soon to begin, the group of South Africans who has travelled to Al-Aqsa to perform I’tikaaf in the Masjid has managed to successfully access the holy land. Speaking to VOC, a member of the delegation Ayoob Dadabhay explains that while they entered with[…]
As Muslims around the world begin observing the auspicious month of Ramadan, a group of South Africans are using this month to highlight the plight of those who find themselves in war-torn countries. In a show of solidarity with the people of Palestine, the group will travel to Jerusalem and[…]
Israeli police on Monday prevented the Islamic Endowment that runs the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound from installing surveillance cameras around the holy site, the head of the endowment said. Sheikh Azzam al-Khatib told Ma’an that endowment employees began installing surveillance cameras at the Moroccan Gate on Monday. However, before they could[…]
The number killed by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip continues to rise as a Palestinian succumbed Saturday to wounds sustained during a demonstration days before, Gaza’s ministry of health said. Spokesperson of the ministry of health, Ashraf al-Qidra, told Ma’an that Khalil Hassan Abu Obeid, 25, died after being[…]
Pro-Palestinian activists in South Africa are watching developments in the occupied territories closely, as violence spirals out of control. Thirty-two Palestinians and seven Israelis have been killed in the past two weeks of bloodshed. The Palestinian dead include 10 people armed with knives as well as children and protesters shot[…]
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