United Nations: The Palestinians on Wednesday asked the UN Security Council to demand Israel take steps to end clashes at the Al-Aqsa mosque in east Jerusalem and warned of a brewing religious confrontation.
Israeli police on Thursday shot dead a 32-year-old Palestinian man suspected of having tried hours earlier to kill a far-right Jewish activist, leading to fierce clashes in East Jerusalem and fears of a new Palestinian uprising.
Israel`s decision to accelerate planning for some 1,000 new settler homes in East Jerusalem raises serious doubts about the Israeli commitment to peace with the Palestinians, a senior U.N. official said on Wednesday.
Initial autopsy findings from the body of an East Jerusalem youth who Palestinians believe was kidnapped and killed by far-right Jews showed that he was burned alive, the Palestinian attorney-general is reported as saying.
The Israeli on Sunday approved a USD 90 million dollar socio-economic development plan for annexed east Jerusalem which focuses on increased security and police presence in the area, the municipality said.
Australia`s foreign minister assured ambassadors from Arab and Islamic countries today that her government`s position on the Palestinian territories had not changed, despite the government changing its description of East Jerusalem from "occupied" to "disputed."