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Israeli troops clash with Palestinians at al-Aqsa

Clashes have erupted for a second day in a row at Al-Aqsa, after Israeli security forces stormed the mosque and fought with Palestinian worshippers. Witnesses on the ground in occupied Jerusalem told Al Jazeera that the Israeli police entered the mosque shortly before 7am local time (0400 GMT) on Monday.[…]

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Israel’s new live fire law ‘dehumanizes a whole nation’: PLO

The PLO secretary-general said Saturday that new Israeli regulations authorizing forces to use live ammunition in occupied East Jerusalem served to “dehumanize” Palestinians. Israel’s security cabinet on Thursday broadened the rules whereby stone-throwers can be targeted with live fire, allowing Israeli forces to open fire when they determine that the life[…]

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‘Unmask the occupation’: MJC

As clashes escalated in the Al Aqsa compound in East Jerusalem for its third day, the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) called an urgent press conference to express their protest against the “Zionist attack”. MJC president Maulana Igsaan Hendricks told journalists that the main concern within the ulema is that the[…]

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Arab League to discuss draft UN resolution on settler violence

An Arab League follow-up committee on Wednesday recommended further talks to discuss putting forward a draft resolution at the United Nations Security Council to protect Palestinians from settler violence, officials said. The Arab PeaceInitiativemeeting in Cairo –chaired by Egyptian Foreign Minister Samih Shukri –called onUN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to create[…]

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Israeli forces, right-wingers storm Aqsa mosque compound

Israeli forces broke into Al-Aqsa mosque compound Sunday morning firing stun grenades and rubber-coated steel bullets at Muslim worshipers as they cleared way for right-wing Jews who were visiting the compound to mark a Jewish fast day, witnesses said. Dozens of Palestinian worshipers were reportedly hit with rubber-coated bullets and suffered[…]

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Israeli forces wound 8 at funeral

Israeli forces injured eight Palestinians in the occupied West Bank town of Beit Ummar Thursday as clashes erupted after the funeral of Falah Abu Maria, who was shot dead in his home at dawn during an Israeli arrest raid, witnesses said. Spokesman for a popular committee in the Hebron-area town, Mohammad[…]

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