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Israel shuts Jerusalem holy site after unrest

Mar 13, 2019 - 11:51 AM

Israeli police say they evacuated the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, after a Molotov cocktail damaged a police post

CONTROVERSIAL. Israeli flags fly near the Dome of the Rock in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound on December 5, 2017. Photo by Thomas Coex/AFP

Israel seeks to silence broadcaster Al Jazeera for 'incitement'

Aug 06, 2017 - 10:51 PM

UPDATED The Israeli communications ministry says it would demand the revocation of the credentials of Al Jazeera journalists and cut the channel s cable and satellite connections

An employee of the Qatar based news network and TV channel Al-Jazeera is seen at the channel's Jerusalem office on July 31, 2017. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP

For Palestinians, holy site showdown represents rare victory

Jul 30, 2017 - 11:54 AM

The celebrations came nearly two weeks after the attack near the Haram al Sharif compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount

Israeli security forces are seen during clashes between them and Palestinian demonstrators at the Huwara checkpoint, south of Nablus, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, on July 28, 2017. Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP

Palestinians to end boycott of Jerusalem holy site

Jul 27, 2017 - 7:03 PM

Muslim authorities announce a boycott of the Haram al Sharif compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount is to end on Thursday afternoon after Israel removed remaining new security measures

CELEBRATION. Palestinians celebrate outside the Lion's Gate entrance to Al Aqsa mosque on July 27 2017 after more Israeli barriers were removed from the holy site. Photo by Ahmad Gharabli/AFP

All new security measures removed from Jerusalem holy site – Israel police

Jul 27, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Police: The police returned the security measures to how they were before the terrorist attack at the Haram al Sharif before July 14

A general view taken on October 13, 2016, shows the Dome of Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, a UNESCO heritage site, in the Old City of Jerusalem. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP

Israel removes holy site metal detectors, but boycott maintained

Jul 25, 2017 - 7:55 AM

4th UPDATE The move comes after intensive international diplomacy seeking to stop the outbreak of wider unrest with warnings that it could spread far beyond Israel and the Palestinian territories

HOLY SITE. A picture taken on April 14, 2014 at the sunset shows the golden Dome of the Rock in the compound known to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary) and to Jews as the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's old city. Thomas Coex/AFP

Israel reopens sensitive holy site, but Muslims refuse to enter

Jul 16, 2017 - 9:36 PM

UPDATED Dozens of Muslim worshippers hold midday prayers outside the site in protest at new security measures

HEIGHTENED SECURITY. Palestinian women walk by as Israeli police patrol near Lion's Gate, a main entrance to Al-Aqsa mosque compound, in Jerusalem's Old City, on July 16, 2017. Menahem Kahana/AFP

Israel angered as UNESCO adopts Jerusalem resolution

Oct 18, 2016 - 7:38 PM

3rd UPDATE The text has infuriated Israel by referring throughout to the Al Aqsa mosque compound in east Jerusalem s Old City only by its Muslim names: Al Aqsa and Al Haram al Sharif

A general view shows the Dome of the Rock (L) and the Al-Aqsa mosques (R) in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's old city on November 21, 2014. Thomas Coex/AFP

Netanyahu questions French impartiality after UNESCO vote

May 15, 2016 - 9:17 PM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says French support for a UNESCO resolution on Jerusalem casts doubt on the impartiality of its Middle East peace initiative a claim Paris denies

A general view shows the Dome of the Rock (L) and the Al-Aqsa mosques (R) in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's old city on November 21, 2014. Thomas Coex/AFP/File

Palestinians clash with Israeli forces on 'day of rage'

Sep 19, 2015 - 10:27 AM

At Kafr Kaddum near Nablus Israeli fire wounded 3 Palestinians in their arms and legs says the Palestinian Red Crescent

West Bank mosque torched in suspected attack

Nov 12, 2014 - 8:56 PM

Months of unrest have escalated in recent days spreading from annexed east Jerusalem to the occupied West Bank and Arab communities across Israel and raising fears of a new Palestinian uprising

Palestinian youths evacuate a comrade who was injured during clashes with Israeli security forces at the Israeli Qalandia checkpoint between the West Bank city of Ramallah and Jerusalem on November 7, 2014, following a protest against Israel's restrictions at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. AFP PHOTO/ABBAS MOMANI

Policeman killed in new Jerusalem car attack

Nov 06, 2014 - 8:17 AM

The rampage which came hours after clashes between police and Palestinians at the flashpoint Al Aqsa mosque compound sparks even more violence in east Jerusalem

GUNNED DOWN. Israeli police near the body of a Palestinian man, identified as Ibrahim al-Akari, after he was shot and killed on the Light Rail trolley system in East Jerusalem, 05 November 2014. Tali Mayer/EPA

Jordan recalls envoy to Israel over mosque clashes

Nov 05, 2014 - 9:27 PM

Prime Minister Abdullah Nsur asks the foreign minister to recall the Jordanian ambassador from Tel Aviv in protest at Israel s escalation on the Al Aqsa mosque compound

Israeli security forces keep watch backdropped by the Dome of the Rock mosque during Friday noon prayers in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Ras al-Amud on October 31, 2014. Jack Guez/AFP

Clashes rock flashpoint Jerusalem mosque compound

Nov 05, 2014 - 2:56 PM

UPDATED Israeli police clash with stone throwing protesters inside Jerusalem s flashpoint Al Aqsa mosque compound

Israeli security forces keep watch backdropped by the Dome of the Rock mosque during Friday noon prayers in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Ras al-Amud on October 31, 2014. Jack Guez/AFP