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[…]
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[…]
Thousands of Palestinians from the occupied West Bank and Israel prayed at Al-Aqsa Mosque in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem on the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan amid heightened Israeli restrictions on Palestinian movement. Israeli forces deployed hundreds of soldiers and police across East[…]
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has said that the “liberation” of the city of Mosul from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL – also known as ISIS) will be announced in a few days. “It’s a matter of a few days and we will announce the total liberation[…]
Three Palestinian security guards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem were assaulted and detained by Israeli police on Wednesday, as hundreds of right-wing Israelis and settlers took to the holy site in celebration of “Jerusalem Day.” Jerusalem Day is celebrated by the ultra-right[…]
The Syrian army seized control of the whole of Aleppo’s Old City overnight on Tuesday, after rebels pulled out of the last areas under their control, sites close to the government reported. The reports were corroborated on Wednesday morning by the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which said that[…]
Israeli police have closed off access to the Old city of Jerusalem for Palestinians who are not residents of the area, after two attacks in less than 12 hours that saw the killing of two Israelis and two Palestinians. On Sunday morning, a Palestinian man was shot dead by police[…]
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