Al-Aqsa mosque

Israel MP holds 'protest' office outside Jerusalem holy site

Violence erupted in and around the site after three Arab Israelis shot dead two Israeli policemen on July 14.

Aug 14, 2017, 19:10 PM IST
Israel bans men under 50 from disputed Jerusalem holy site on Friday

Israel bans men under 50 from disputed Jerusalem holy site on Friday

Israel captured East Jerusalem, including the Old City and the holy compound, in the 1967 Middle East war. It annexed the area in a move that has never been recognised internationally.


Jul 28, 2017, 14:38 PM IST

Thousands of worshippers surge into Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque, 113 injured

Thousands of Muslim worshippers surged into Jerusalem`s Al-Aqsa Mosque on Thursday and at least 113 were hurt in scuffles with police after Israel lifted security measures imposed at the sacred site in the face of days of violent protests.

Jul 28, 2017, 00:01 AM IST
Israel removes all security apparatus from holy site after unrest

Israel removes all security apparatus from holy site after unrest

The government had already dismantled metal detectors it installed in the area after the killing of two Israeli policemen on July 14, hoping the move would calm 10 days of often-violent protests that have put the city on edge.


Jul 27, 2017, 14:45 PM IST
Donald Trump envoy heads to Israel for holy site crisis talks

Donald Trump envoy heads to Israel for holy site crisis talks

Israel installed metal detectors at entrances to the site, which includes Al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock, following an attack on July 14 that killed two policemen.

Jul 24, 2017, 15:12 PM IST

Israeli forces arrest Hamas leaders in West Bank raid

Israel installed security cameras on Sunday at the mosque.

Jul 23, 2017, 17:50 PM IST

Israeli forces raid home of Palestinian attacker, arrest brother

Six people died on Friday in the bloodiest spate of Israeli-Palestinian violence for years.

Jul 22, 2017, 19:07 PM IST

Muslims again boycott holy site over Israeli security measures

Protests and scuffles between demonstrators and Israeli police have erupted outside the site, which includes the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa mosque.

Jul 18, 2017, 22:21 PM IST

Jewish hardliners ejected from Jerusalem mosque compound

A group of hardline activists were removed from the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound in east Jerusalem Wednesday after violating a ban on Jewish prayer there, police said.

May 24, 2017, 15:33 PM IST

UNESCO head faces `death threats` over Jerusalem vote: Israel

The status of Jerusalem is the thorniest issue of the Israel-Palestinian conflict.

Oct 18, 2016, 00:20 AM IST

Palestinian gunman wounds 4 in Jerusalem, shot dead: Police

A Palestinian opened fire from a car in Jerusalem on Sunday, wounding at least four people before police shot him dead, authorities said.

Oct 09, 2016, 14:44 PM IST

Jerusalem holy site closed to non-Muslims after violence

Israeli authorities announced Tuesday they were closing Jerusalem`s flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound to non-Muslim visitors after a series of clashes between worshippers and police.

Jun 28, 2016, 13:10 PM IST

Israel lets Gazans into Jerusalem for Ramadan prayers

Israel allowed hundreds of Palestinians from the Gaza Strip into Jerusalem for Ramadan prayers Friday, an official said, a week after revoking entry permits in response to a deadly attack.

Jun 17, 2016, 18:05 PM IST

Police arrest 15 rightwing Israelis in Jerusalem

Jews are allowed to visit the site but not to pray there, and incidents occur regularly when Jews try to ignore the rule and Muslims intervene to stop them.

May 13, 2016, 03:26 AM IST

UNESCO chief seeks to calm anger over Jerusalem holy site

The UN cultural body on Monday sought to calm anger over a resolution on a flashpoint Jerusalem holy site which saw Israel accuse it of seeking to "rewrite history".

Apr 19, 2016, 00:46 AM IST

Israel instigates religious war, says Palestinian government

Of the total 74 Palestinians killed since the spark of violence, 29 of them were from Hebron, the Palestinian Health Ministry stated.

Nov 04, 2015, 06:07 AM IST

Israel shuts down Palestinian radio station for 'incitement'

The Israeli army on Tuesday raided a Palestinian radio station and confiscated equipment.

Nov 03, 2015, 18:40 PM IST

Arab MP visits Jerusalem's Aqsa despite Netanyahu ban

An Arab Israeli lawmaker said he entered Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Wednesday despite a ban on visits by members of parliament to the site.

Oct 28, 2015, 17:26 PM IST

Netanyahu moves to dampen inflammatory Al-Aqsa comments

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has moved to bring cabinet members into line after a deputy minister said she "dreamed" of seeing the Israeli flag flying over the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

Oct 27, 2015, 15:30 PM IST
New knife attacks on Israelis as Al-Aqsa measures announced

New knife attacks on Israelis as Al-Aqsa measures announced

Attacks and clashes have become near daily occurrences since simmering tensions over Al-Aqsa boiled over in early October.

Oct 26, 2015, 10:33 AM IST