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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.

Israeli forces detain Jerusalem's top Muslim cleric after attack - son

2017-07-14 16:53

Israeli security forces have detained Jerusalem's top Islamic cleric as crowds gathered in the Old City following an attack near a highly sensitive holy site that killed two police officers, the cleric's son says.

Israel, Palestinians reach power deal for northern West Bank

2017-07-10 20:34

Israeli and Palestinian officials have signed a rare agreement to provide additional electricity to Palestinian residents of the northern West Bank.

Macron supports two-state solution in Middle East

2017-07-06 13:38

French President Emmanuel Macron says he supports a two-state solution to end the Middle East conflict as he welcomed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

 

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

Al-Aqsa to remain closed after attack

2017-07-14 18:09

Israel says a Jerusalem holy site that was the site of a deadly attack will remain closed after additional security assessments.

Israel freezes Palestinian housing plan after settlers object

2017-07-13 19:09

Israeli ministers have frozen a plan to allow for the construction of thousands of Palestinian homes in a West Bank city, a statement said Thursday, a move that followed Israeli settlers' objections.

Israel denies 'breakthrough' in Hamas prisoner swap talks

2017-07-09 21:45

Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman has denied reports of a "breakthrough" in talks with Hamas over returning Israeli citizens and bodies of soldiers held in Gaza in exchange for Palestinian prisoners.

Abbas forces Gaza workers to retire

2017-07-04 18:42

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has dismissed more than 6 000 of his employees in the Gaza Strip, in a new move aimed at pressuring the territory's Hamas rulers.

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