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Al-Aqsa mosque catches fire same time as Notre Dame cathedral

The fire was quickly extinguished

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April 16, 2019

 

Oman minister visits Al-Aqsa mosque

Jerusalem: An Omani minister made a rare visit by an Arab official to a Jerusalem holy site on Thursday after holding talks with Palestinian leaders in the occupied West Bank. Yusuf bin Alawi, minister in charge of foreign affairs, visited the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, an AFP journalist reported. His visit comes…

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February 15, 2018

 

On Palestinian ‘day of rage’, Israel allows Jerusalem mosque access

                      JERUSALEM: Israeli police preparing for a Palestinian “day of rage” increased their presence in Jerusalem on Friday but set no extra restrictions on access for worshippers at the flashpoint Al Aqsa Mosque, saying they had no indication of unrest there, reported Reuters. Palestinian factions…

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December 8, 2017

 

Pakistan calls for end to Israel’s siege of Gaza

UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan has welcomed the recent political reconciliation between the Palestinian factions — Fatah and Hamas — but said that this positive development was not enough to tip the scales of justice in favour of their long-suffering under Israeli occupation. “The international community must renew its resolve to sustain positive momentum and, as a…

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October 21, 2017

 

Palestinians to resume prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque

NEWS DESK: Palestinians will return to pray at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site Thursday after Israeli authorities removed controversial security measures there, potentially ending a nearly two-week crisis that sparked deadly unrest, reported AFP. Muslim authorities announced a boycott of the Haram al-Sharif compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, was to end Thursday…

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July 27, 2017

 

Israel removes more security installations at sensitive holy site

JERUSALEM: Israel has removed more security installations from the entrance to a sensitive Jerusalem holy site after protests and deadly unrest in recent days, prompting Palestinian celebrations early Thursday.

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July 27, 2017

 

Pakistan reiterates support to establishment of independent state of Palestine

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has expressed concern at the continuing wave of violence against Palestinians and violation of Muslims’ right to perform their religious obligation following the closure of Al Aqsa Mosque.   In a statement, Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said the practices being pursued against the Palestinian demonstrators are flagrant violation of international humanitarian law,…

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July 26, 2017

 

Israel removes holy site metal detectors as Muslims continue boycott

JERUSALEM: Israel removed metal detectors from a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site Tuesday after their installation triggered deadly violence, but Muslim worshippers kept up a boycott, suspicious over what would come next.

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July 26, 2017

 

Erdogan urges all Muslims to visit and protect Al-Aqsa mosque

Ankara: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday urged all Muslims to visit and protect Jerusalem after violence broke out over metal detectors that Israel installed and later removed from a sensitive holy site in the city. “From here I make a call to all Muslims. Anyone who has the opportunity should visit Jerusalem, Al-Aqsa…

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July 25, 2017

 

Israel removes metal detectors from sensitive holy site

JERUSALEM: Israel removed metal detectors from a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site in the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday and said they would no longer be used after the new security measures set off deadly violence.

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July 25, 2017

 

Jerusalem holy site crisis must be resolved by Friday: UN envoy

UNITED NATIONS: A crisis over new Israeli security measures at a Jerusalem holy site must be resolved by Friday to avoid an escalation of violence, the UN envoy to the Middle East warned Monday.

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July 25, 2017

 

Six dead in worst Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed for years

JERUSALEM: Six people were killed on Friday in the bloodiest spate of Israeli-Palestinian violence for years, prompted by new security Israeli measures at Jerusalem’s holiest site. Three Israelis were stabbed to death in a Jewish settlement in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, hours after three Palestinians were killed in violence prompted by Israel’s installation of metal…

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July 22, 2017

 

Six dead in worst Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed for years

JERUSALEM: Six people were killed on Friday in the bloodiest spate of Israeli-Palestinian violence for years, prompted by new security Israeli measures at Jerusalem’s holiest site.

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July 22, 2017

 

Israel bans Muslim men under 50 from praying at Al-Aqsa mosque

JERUSALEM: Israel barred access of Muslim men under 50 to Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Friday and deployed some 3,000 policemen near the site amidst expected protest over security measures. The move came after Israel’s security cabinet decided not to remove the metal detectors installed at the entrances to the Haram al-Sharif compound, known to Jews…

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July 21, 2017

 

Tensions mount as Al-Aqsa remains closed

RAMALLAH: Palestinian religious and political figures have denounced the ongoing closure of Al-Aqsa mosque compound, calling it a violation of their religious freedoms, reported Al Jazeera. Al-Aqsa remained closed on Saturday, a day after a deadly shooting attack outside an entrance to the holy site in occupied East Jerusalem. “There is no excuse for the…

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July 16, 2017

 

Israel’s closure of Al-Aqsa Mosque is ‘collective punishment’: Palestinian cleric

NEWS DESK: A senior Palestinian cleric denounced Israel’s closure of the Al-Aqsa Mosque following a rare gun attack, calling the measures ‘collective punishment’ that affects thousands of worshippers, reported Al Jazeera. Sheikh Ikrima Sabri, the former grand Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestinian territories, said on Saturday that Israeli authorities have barred clerics from entering the…

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July 16, 2017

 

UNESCO head faces ‘death threats’ over Jerusalem vote: Israel

JERUSALEM: UNESCO chief Irina Bokova has received “death threats” after expressing reservations about Arab-backed resolutions on the holy sites in Jerusalem, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations organisation said on Monday.

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October 18, 2016

 

Seven Palestinians hurt in clash at Al-Aqsa mosque

JERUSALEM: Israeli police at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound clashed Sunday with Muslims protesting Jewish visits there as the Islamic holy month of Ramadan approached its climax, Palestinians said. The Palestinian Red Crescent said that it took seven Palestinians to an east Jerusalem hospital for treatment of injuries from sponge-tipped bullets, tear gas and beatings. Muslim…

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June 26, 2016

 

Clashes rock Jerusalem mosque compound for third day

ISRAEL: Palestinians clashed with Israeli security forces at Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound for a third straight day on Tuesday, an AFP correspondent reported.

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September 15, 2015

 

Israeli police, Palestinians clash inside Al-Aqsa

JERUSALEM: Clashes took place between Israeli police and Palestinians, who responded by throwing stones, inside the compound of Al-Aqsa mosque Wednesday. The latest clashes erupted after a group of hard-line Jewish nationalists said they were planning to visit the plaza a week after the attempted murder of one of their leaders by a Palestinian gunman. …

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