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Two Israelis killed in stabbing and shooting attack in Salfit

At least two Israelis were killed and two others were seriously injured on Sunday morning after a Palestinian young man stabbed a soldier and snatched his gun near the illegal settlement of Ariel in Salfit, north of the occupied West Bank. According to the Hebrew media, one soldier and one settler were killed when a Palestinian stabbed the former at …

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Army Abducts Fateh Secretary In Jerusalem, Teen In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, the secretary of Fateh Movement in occupied East Jerusalem, and a Palestinian teen in the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, in the West Bank.   Media sources in Jerusalem said the soldiers invaded and ransacked the home of Fateh Movement’s secretary in the city, Shadi Mitwer, and abducted him, before moving him to …

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PA condemns Israel’s field executions of Palestinians

Palestinian Authority (PA)’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday condemned field executions carried out by Israeli occupation forces against Palestinians, Al-Hayat Al-Jadeeda newspaper reported. The ministry called for the rights groups to document these crimes and raise them in specialised international courts, including the ICC. In a statement, the ministry noted that Israel’s field execution of Palestinians had increased, citing the execution of …

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Hamas calls on Palestinians to defend Al-Aqsa Mosque

Hamas yesterday called on Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, Jerusalem and other Palestinian territories to defend Al-Aqsa Mosque and defy the Israeli decision to close the sacred site. In a statement published on its website, Hamas urged Palestinians to uphold their inalienable right move in and out of the holy compound freely. Meanwhile, it urged the Arab and Islamic …

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Hordes of Israeli settlers storm al-Aqsa Mosque

Dozens of Israeli settlers on Tuesday morning defiled al-Aqsa Mosque in Occupied Jerusalem under police guard. Quds Press said, quoting the Islamic Awqaf, that 61 extremist settlers stormed the Mosque in the early morning hours through al-Maghareba Gate. The settlers performed Talmudic rituals at Bab al-Rahma prayer rea, while restrictions were tightened on Muslim worshipers. The Israeli police allowed another …

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Israeli settlers seal door of mosque in Jerusalem

Israeli settlers spread adhesive substance to the door of the Sheikh Makki Mosque in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem, on Monday.Sources told Ma’an that those responsible for opening and closing the mosque were shocked as they arrived to the mosque to open it when they found an adhesive substance spread on the lock of the door and around it.The …

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Hundreds Attend Funerals of Two Slain Palestinian Youth

Two Palestinian youth, both shot dead by Israeli forces, were laid to rest Saturday – one in the Gaza Strip and one in the West Bank. Hundreds of people attended each funeral, according to the Wafa Palestinian News Agency. The young girl Samah Zoheir Mubarak, 16, was shot dead with several live rounds, by Israeli soldiers, at the Zaim military checkpoint, …

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Report: 1,944 Israeli settlers stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque in February

Some 1,944 Jewish settlers stormed Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque in February, the Palestinian Wadi Hilweh Information Center (Silwan) revealed yesterday. “The Israeli authorities have issued expulsion resolutions from Al-Aqsa and the Old City of Jerusalem against 133 Palestinians,” Silwan said in its monthly report, adding that the resolutions included prominent clerks, employees at the Jerusalem’s Department of Islamic Waqf (Religious Endowment), …

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Jewish calls to convert Al-Rahma Mosque into a synagogue

The Federation of the Temple Mount Organisations yesterday called for Al-Rahma Mosque to be occupied and turned in to a synagogue, Arab48 reported. According to the news site, the group also called for establishing a Jewish directorate in the area, which is located at one of the entrances of Al-Aqsa Mosque, to oversee the Jewish activities inside Al-Haram Al-Sharif. The calls came …

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Al-Aqsa guards warn of Israeli attempts to re-close Bab al-Rahma

Al Aqsa Mosque guards have warned that the recent Israeli decisions to ban the entry of Awqaf officials and employees to the Mosque is aimed at reclosing the Bab al-Rahma prayer area and undermining their success in opening it. In a statement, the Mosque guards said that 14 of them and other Awqaf officials had been arrested and then barred …

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