East Jerusalem

A veritable comedy of errors?

By Iqbal Jassat No, no, no, I’m not referring to Joey Rasdien and the events at an elite Sandton-based conference on marriage which set off an unprecedented series of challenges for SA’s ulema. Ulema or Molvis/Muftis who by the way happen to belong exclusively to one particular ethnic group. While[…]

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Palestinians continue praying outside Al-Aqsa compound in protest of Israeli measures

For the eighth consecutive day since Israeli authorities installed increased security measures at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem, hundreds of Muslim worshipers on performed prayers outside of the compound gates in protest on Sunday, as Palestinian political and religious officials expressed their strong opposition to the new[…]

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Two Palestinians shot, killed in East Jerusalem clashes

Two Palestinians were reportedly shot and killed during clashes in occupied East Jerusalem on Friday, sources told Ma’an, amid large-scale clashes in the city over new Israeli security measures at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound. The deaths comes amid a large-scale demonstration across East Jerusalem on Friday to denounce new Israeli[…]

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Al-Aqsa closure ‘collective punishment’, says former Mufti

A senior Palestinian cleric has denounced Israel’s closure of the Al-Aqsa Mosque following a rare gun attack, calling the measures “collective punishment” that affects thousands of worshippers. Sheikh Ikrima Sabri, the former grand Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestinian territories, said on Saturday that Israeli authorities have barred clerics from entering[…]

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Palestinians fear Al-Aqsa closure following attack could affect status quo at holy site

Following a deadly shooting attack in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem on Friday that left two Israeli police officers and three Palestinians dead, Israeli forces imposed widespread closures on the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and wider Jerusalem area, sparking widespread condemnation from Palestinian officials who called the moves “terrorist[…]

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