Jerusalem

VIDEO : Israeli Occupation Forces demolishes Palestinian house in East Jerusalem

The Israeli occupation forces  today demolished a Palestinian house in Silwan, a neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem, under the pretext it was built without a permit, according to the house owner. Members of the Abbasi family said that staff from the occupation municipality protected by Israeli occupation forces broke into their one-floor house  in Silwan and forced the family to …

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Israel Plans to Seize Over 600 Dunams of Land in Nablus and Jerusalem

Israeli occupation authorities ordered, on Saturday, the confiscation of 500 dunams of Palestinian land in the village of Hizma, east of Jerusalem, and 124 dunams in the villages of Majdal Bani Fadel and Douma, south of Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank, local sources said. Muslim Abu Heleou, head of Hizma municipality, told WAFA that the Israeli army handed …

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Five Palestinians kidnapped by IOF in West Bank and J’lem

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at dawn Sunday kidnapped five Palestinian citizens, including the minister of Jerusalem affairs, during campaigns in the West Bank and the holy city. A spokesperson for the Israeli army claimed that four wanted Palestinians were arrested at dawn in the West Bank. According to Jerusalemite media sources, the Israeli intelligence kidnapped in the morning minister …

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Hamas: We are ready for the public election

Hamas informs the Election Commission and the factions that they are ready for public Election. Hamas has confirmed that it has informed the CEC and the factions of their full readiness to enter the elections to be held, stressing that they will make every effort to make the electoral process a success. Hamas spokesman Hazem Qassem said in a press …

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Palestinian forced to demolish Palestinian home in Jerusalem

A Palestinian resident of Jabal al Mukabbir neighborhood in East Jerusalem, tore down his home after he received a demolition order from the Israeli authorities, said a local official. Fatah movement’s secretary general in Jabal al-Mukabbir, Iyad Bashir, told WAFA Sultan Bashir got the demolition order for his 50-square-meter house a month ago under the pretext of proximity to the …

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754 Jewish settlers defile Al Aqsa Mosque

Hundreds of Jewish settlers escorted by police forces desecrated the Aqsa Mosque’s courtyards on Thursday morning as part of recent mass break-ins at the Islamic holy site to mark religious events. According to Jerusalemite sources, over 754 settlers entered the Mosque in nine groups and received information from rabbis about the alleged temple mount. Dozens of police and security officers …

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Israel to allow Jews to perform their prayers inside Al-Aqsa Mosque soon

Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan stated on Friday that Israel could allow Jews to freely perform their prayers inside Al-Aqsa Mosque soon, Arab48.com reported. Asked by Makor Rishon regarding this possibility, Erdan confirmed “I am sure this will happen soon, God willing.” He added “the situation in Jerusalem is heading towards regaining sovereignty and control over the place. We will reach our goal [opening Al-Aqsa gates …

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Dozens of settlers storm Aqsa Mosque

Scores of Jewish settlers on Wednesday morning desecrated the Aqsa Mosque’s courtyards under tight police guard. According to local sources, about 200 settlers entered the Mosque in groups and toured its courtyards. The Aqsa Mosque is exposed to daily desecration by Jewish settlers in the morning and the afternoon except on Fridays and Saturdays. The Israeli occupation police close al-Maghariba …

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Israeli occupation forces harass Muslim worshippers at Aqsa Mosque to secure incursions by Jewish fanatics

Israeli occupation police today harassed Muslims worshipping at Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied Jerusalem in order to secure the provocative visits by Jewish fanatics into the Muslim holy site, Palestinian officials and witnesses said. Occupation forces checked Palestinians who enter the walled holy compound to perform the daily prayer and worship while forcing those at Bab al-Rahma prayer area in …

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Christians in occupied Jerusalem continue to dwindle, says Orthodox Church

The father of the Greek Orthodox community, George Awad, yesterday said that there was a “significant decline” in the number of Christian communities in Palestine, especially in the east of the occupied Jerusalem, as well as the northern parts of the West Bank. “There are around 53,000 Christians in east Jerusalem and north of West Bank,” Awad told Al-Watan Voice, noting …

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