Jerusalem’s Old City prepares for Laylatul Qadr

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[…]

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250,000 pray at al-Aqsa

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[…]

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Palestinians to rally on Nakba Day

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[…]

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7 Palestinians injured during clashes near Ramallah

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[…]

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Israel restricts access to Aqsa

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,[…]

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Israel announces probe into Gaza war

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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