Palestinian president leaves hospital after 'routine checkup'

2017-07-29 13:38

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been discharged from hospital in the Israel-occupied West Bank after a brief 'routine checkup', the official Wafa news agency has reported.

Israeli police ban men under 50 from tense Jerusalem site

2017-07-28 08:16

Israeli police say men under age 50 will be barred from a major Jerusalem shrine at the centre of recent tensions.

Palestinians to end boycott of Jerusalem holy site

2017-07-27 12:52

Palestinians were set to return to pray at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site on Thursday after Israeli authorities removed controversial new security measures, potentially ending a nearly two-week crisis that sparked deadly unrest.

Israel removes railings, overhead bridge near holy site

2017-07-27 08:42

Israel removed railings and an overhead metal bridge it had recently installed near a contested Jerusalem holy site, meeting a demand by Muslim protesters and causing thousands of Palestinians to celebrate in the streets

1000s join Muslim prayer protests in Jerusalem

2017-07-25 22:02

Thousands of Palestinian Muslims have prayed in the streets near Jerusalem's most contested holy site as clerics called for continued protests.

Israeli media: Cameras may secure holy site

2017-07-24 22:30

Israeli media reports high resolution cameras placed around Jerusalem's Old City walls could replace the metal detectors that have sparked Muslim outrage.

Israel under pressure over holy site, deadly shooting at Amman embassy

2017-07-24 09:03

Israel faced mounting pressure over tougher security at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site after a shooting at its embassy in Jordan raised further concerns following a weekend of deadly unrest.

Fears of more Israeli-Palestinian violence

2017-07-22 22:34

Stabbings and clashes that left six people dead has raised fears of further Israeli-Palestinian violence as tensions mount over new security measures at a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site.

3rd Palestinian killed in clashes in Jerusalem

2017-07-21 22:16

The Palestinian Health Ministry says three Palestinians have died in confrontations with Israeli forces over security measures at a major Jerusalem shrine.

Israel to reopen Jerusalem holy site after deadly assault

2017-07-16 11:02

Israel will gradually reopen a Jerusalem holy site after taking the rare step of shutting it down following a deadly assault there that sparked concerns of a fresh round of violence


Palestinian leader in hospital for 'routine' tests - spokesperson

2017-07-29 12:48

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' spokesperson has said the 82-year-old leader has been hospitalised for a routine checkup and will be discharged in a matter of hours.

Clashes as Palestinians end boycott of Jerusalem holy site

2017-07-27 21:19

Clashes erupted between Israeli police and Palestinians at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site as thousands of Muslim worshippers entered to end a boycott of the compound over new Israeli security measures.

Netanyahu wants to expel Al-Jazeera for 'inciting violence'

2017-07-27 11:30

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he wants to expel Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera from Israel amid tensions over a sensitive Jerusalem holy site.

PICS: Hundreds protest in Cape Town against Israeli occupation of Al Aqsa mosque

2017-07-26 13:54

Hundreds of protesters have taken to the streets of Cape Town to highlight the Israeli occupation of Al Aqsa mosque.

Israel removes metal detectors from holy site entrance

2017-07-25 06:39

Israel began removing metal detectors from entrances to a major Jerusalem shrine on Tuesday morning to defuse a crisis over the site that angered the Muslim world.

Israel strikes Gaza after missile across border: Army

2017-07-24 15:20

Israel has struck a position of Islamist group Hamas in Gaza hours after a missile has been fired across the border from the Palestinian enclave, the army says.

Pope calls for 'moderation' after Jerusalem shrine violence

2017-07-24 06:13

Pope Francis has appealed for moderation after recent killings at a Jerusalem holy site.

Violence over Jerusalem holy site leads to 6 deaths

2017-07-22 07:30

Six people have died after Israeli-Palestinian tensions over the Holy Land's most contested shrine boiled over into violence.

Israel reopens sensitive holy site, but Muslims refuse to enter

2017-07-16 14:26

Israel reopened an ultra-sensitive holy site closed after an attack that killed two policemen, but Muslim worshippers are refusing to enter due to new security measures.

Security tight, holy site shut after Jerusalem attack

2017-07-15 14:02

Security forces locked down parts of Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday and an ultra-sensitive holy site remained closed after an attack that killed two police officers and heightened Israeli-Palestinian tensions.

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