Preparations are underway in the Old City of Jerusalem for the holy night of Laylat al-Qader on Monday, the Islamic Endowment that oversees Al-Aqsa mosque compound said Sunday. Laylat al-Qader, meaning the Night of Destiny, takes place toward the end of the holy month of Ramadan, and according to Muslim belief[…]
Dozens of thousands of Palestinians performed Friday prayers in the al-Aqsa mosque despite Israeli restrictions on entering Jerusalem City. Thousands of Palestinians headed to al-Aqsa from Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip to pray. Women less than 30 years of age and men under 50 were prevented from[…]
As Wednesday marked one year since Israel began its assault on the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations lamented the damage still impacting the lives of Gazans today and pleaded for the support of the international community. “During this somber time, we remember the thousands of Palestinian[…]
Seven Palestinian workers narrowly escaped death after a smuggling tunnel collapsed beneath the southern Gaza Strip’s border with Egypt, sources told Ma’an. Sources said that Palestinian Civil Defense rescue teams had managed to pull out the workers who were trapped under rubble after the tunnel collapsed while they were inside it.[…]
Activists have organised a flotilla to Gaza in an ongoing bid to break the siege on the Strip, which will enter its ninth year next month. The Freedom Flotilla III, which will be made up of at least three ships, has planned its course to be in the Mediterranean waters[…]
Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip plan to mark “Nakba Day” on Friday with a series of protests and marches following noon prayers at mosques. The Israel Police said it was ready to counter any violence after Friday prayers at mosques in Israel and the territories. The Palestinian Authority[…]
President Barack Obama says the United States is “taking a hard look” at its approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, telling an Arabic language news source Wednesday that Palestinians “deserve an end to occupation.” Talking to the London-based Asharq al-Awsat newspaper, President Obama said that he would never give up hope[…]
Seven Palestinians were injured with rubber-coated steel bullets during clashes with Israeli soldiers following a march by prisoners’ rights groups near Ofer jail in Beitunia on Thursday. Dozens of Palestinians took part in the march that set off from central Beitunia toward Ofer jail. Israeli forces fired tear-gas canisters at[…]
Israeli police imposed restrictions on Palestinian worshipers entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Monday, one day after three Palestinians were banned from the compound for periods of up to 45 days. Witnesses told Ma’an that Israeli police briefly closed most of the compound’s entrances on Monday, leaving only the Chain,[…]
Israel’s military says it has opened several criminal investigations into incidents that took place during last year’s Gaza war against Hamas. In a statement late Thursday it says the Military Advocate General ordered six investigations, two of which were concluded with no wrongdoing found. One case concerns the death of[…]
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