Israel’s Jerusalem District Court ratified on Thursday the eviction of 87 Palestinians from the Batan al-Hawa area in Silwan in favour of the Israeli settler group Ateret Cohanim. The Palestinian families, who have lived in the area for decades, are expected to be evicted from their homes in Silwan, located[…]
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[…]
Israeli forces assaulted dozens of worshipers and sealed off all of Al-Aqsa Mosque gates, on Tuesday afternoon, upon a fire breakout at a nearby Israeli police station in Old City of occupied East Jerusalem. A Ma’an reporter said that Israeli forces immediately sealed off all of the mosque’s gates. Head[…]
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said that any plans that are not based on the resolutions of international legitimacy will not succeed as long as they do not result in an independent and sovereign Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital. Addressing the first Arab-European Summit being held in the[…]
Over a thousand of Israeli settlers stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound under armed security by the Israeli police on Sunday morning in memory of the Jewish holiday of Tisha B’Av, in the central occupied West Bank district of Jerusalem. Tisha B’Av notably commemorates the destruction of the First and Second[…]
Israeli police threw stun grenades at Palestinian worshippers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Thursday and detained two young men following days of increased tension at the holy site in occupied East Jerusalem. Official Palestinian Authority (PA)-owned Wafa news agency reported that the attack on Palestinians at the site came after[…]
Officers of Israel’s Nature And Parks Authority (INPA) reportedly resumed excavation work on Sunday at the Palestinian Bab-al-Rahma cemetery, just outside the walls of the Old City in occupied East Jerusalem, according to official Palestinian Authority (PA)-owned Wafa news agency. Wafa reported that INPA staff began digging up graves and[…]
On the second Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, 200,000 prayers were held in the Al-Aqsa Mosque despite the Israeli security measures. Since the early hours of the morning, thousands of Palestinian citizens have been in the city of Jerusalem to pray the second Friday prayers in the Al-Aqsa[…]
Speaking on Thursday, Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu said there is a “serious determination” among the international community to recognize Palestine. The diplomat added that, once the world acknowledges the claim, he is confident there will be an influx of embassies and other diplomatic services into what would then be[…]
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas spoke over the phone on Saturday to discuss the status of Jerusalem, according to a Turkish presidential source. The leaders also discussed the latest developments in Palestine, the source said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to[…]
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