al aqsa

SA man detained by Israeli police at Al Aqsa

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[…]

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Israeli forces storm Al-Aqsa 2nd day in a row

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[…]

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2 SAfricans detained after Al Aqsa raids: reports

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[…]

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Grand Mufti of Jerusalem condemns Israeli presence in Al-Aqsa

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[…]

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Experience I’tikaaf in Al Aqsa

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[…]

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Israel prevents installation of cameras at Aqsa

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[…]

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Vigil in CBD for Palestine

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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