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Dozens of Israel settlers storm Al-Aqsa Mosque

Dozens of Israeli extremist settlers stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque yesterday and performed Talmudic prayers in the mosque’s eastern part. Palestinian eyewitnesses said the settlers were led by radical Rabbi Yehuda Glick under the Israeli forces’ protection after they entered through the Al-Mughrabi Gate. Muslim worshippers were prevented from entry at the time. Jerusalemite teacher, Khadija Khwais, warned that the settlers’ …

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Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem displaced following Israeli-ordered demolitions

Three Palestinian brothers and their families found themselves today homeless after the Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem demolished their three-apartment building in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan under the pretext of construction without permit. At the same time, two other Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem were forced to tear down their homes on their own at orders from the …

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Dozens of Israeli settlers defile al-Aqsa Mosque

Hordes of Jewish settlers on Sunday morning broke into al-Aqsa Mosque under police escort. Local sources said that about 60 Israeli settlers stormed al-Aqsa Mosque in the early morning hours, including extremist rabbis and intelligence officers. The settlers roamed al-Aqsa Mosque’s courtyards and performed Talmudic rituals near Bab al-Rahma prayer area in the eastern side of the Mosque. The Israeli …

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The Israeli occupation authority threatens to raze homes in Jerusalem and Ramallah

The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) on Wednesday delivered new demolition ultimatums against Palestinian homes in Jerusalem and Ramallah as part of an escalating campaign aimed at displacing the Palestinians. According to local sources in Jerusalem, a crew from the Israeli municipality escorted by police forces stormed al-Sall’ah neighborhood in Jabel Mukaber district and handed Nihad Shiqirat a demolition notice against …

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Israel orders 2 Palestinian families to demolish their own homes

Israel soldiers forced two Palestinian families to demolish their homes yesterday in the Silwan neighbourhood of occupied Jerusalem, reported Wafa news agency. Member of the Silwan Lands Defence Committee, Khaled Abu Tayeh, said that Iyad Abu Sbeih’s family resorted to demolishing their one-storey house in order to avoid paying a demolition fee to the occupation forces, after all legal methods had been …

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Palestinian boy found with bullet in brain after Eid celebrations

A nine-year-old Palestinian boy has been found with a bullet in his brain after the Eid Al-Adha celebrations which took place over the weekend, the Times of Israel reported. The boy, who has not been named, was taken to hospital by his parents after he complained he was extremely sleepy. Initial examinations at the Hadassah Medical Centre in Jerusalem showed the boy had a tiny …

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Israeli police brutally beat, detain three Palestinian teens in Jerusalem

The Israeli occupation police on Friday evening physically assaulted and kidnaped three Palestinian teenagers in the Old City of Jerusalem. The detainees were identified as Hatem Bashiti, Abdul-Rahman Bashiti and Nabeel Sidr. Video footage that has gone viral online showed police officers savagely beating, subduing and detaining the young men in al-Wad street in the Old City. The detainees were …

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Ashrawi condemns Israel’s targeting of cultural and heritage sites

Dr Hanan Ashrawi, member of the PLO’s Executive Committee today condemned Israel’s arrest if cultural figures in east Jerusalem. She said: “The raid by Israeli forces of various Palestinian cultural centers in occupied Jerusalem is the latest of a long history of targeting everything Palestinian in our occupied capital. Today, Israeli occupation forces raided the Yabous Cultural Centre and The Edward …

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Hamas warns Israel not to attack Al-Aqsa Mosque

The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement warned the Israeli occupation authorities on Tuesday not to attack Al-Aqsa Mosque. The statement from Hamas stressed that this issue could “trigger a war”. Hamas released its statement in the wake of the decision by an Israeli court decision to close Bab Al-Rahma Mosque, which is located at one of the gates within the compound …

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Israeli occupation authority razes two Palestinian homes in Hebron

The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) on Wednesday morning demolished two homes in Jerusalem and al-Khalil. According to local sources in Jerusalem, bulldozers escorted by municipal employees and police forces stormed Shuqairat neighborhood in Jabel Mukaber town and knocked down a house belonging to Ghassan Mustafa. As always, the Israeli municipality justified the measure by claiming that the house was built …

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