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Tens of thousands pray at Al-Aqsa on first Friday of Ramazan

Tens of thousands of Palestinians prayed at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem (held-Al Quds) on first Friday of Ramazan. Around 120,000 people attended the Friday prayers, a spokesman for the religious authority that governs the mosque told AFP. Heavily armed Israeli police stood guard in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City. Al-Aqsa is the…

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All you need to know about Trump’s dangerous Jerusalem move

For centuries now, Jerusalem has been at the heart of many conflicts and wars. The city holds special importance and is revered by the three most important religions in the world–Islam, Christianity and Judaism. Which is exactly why Trump’s hasty decision to declare Jerusalem (all of it) as Israel’s capital and his announcement to shift…

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Tear gas scene from Jerusalem’s ‘Day of Rage’

JERUSALEM: When Muslim elders called for a “Day of Rage” on Friday to protest at new Israeli security measures at Jerusalem’s holiest site, photographer Ammar Awad knew where he had to be. A native of Jerusalem who has covered the city for Reuters for 17 years, Awad headed to Ras al-Amud, directly across the valley…

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US names Syrian group Jund al-Aqsa to terror list

The United States officially labelled the Syrian jihadist rebel group Jund al-Aqsa a “Specially Designated Global Terrorist” organization Tuesday as talks continued on securing a ceasefire in the war-riven country. The US State Department said the four-year-old group was originally a unit of the al-Nusra Front, the Al-Qaeda arm in Syria, before splitting off to…

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Israel to take steps to calm holy site unrest: Kerry

RIYADH: US Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday that Israel has agreed on steps to calm tensions over Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque, at the centre of Palestinian unrest, including 24-hour security cameras. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was to announce details of the measures, Kerry said after meetings in Amman with Jordan’s King Abdullah II…

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Three Palestinians killed trying to stab Israelis

JERUSALEM: Three Palestinians were shot dead trying to stab Israelis in east Jerusalem and the West Bank on Saturday, as violence that has fuelled international concerns of a full-scale uprising showed no let-up. The deadly unrest that has raged for more than two weeks prompted a “very concerned” US President Barack Obama to call for…

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Thousands rally in West Bank as Israel-Palestine tension rises

Thousands of Palestinians took out a rally in West Bank against Israel’s decision to bar Muslims from entering al Aqsa mosque. The protest rally was also joined by Israeli parliamentarians. Watch this report.

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