Israel eases Al-Aqsa restrictions for second week

 Israel eased age restrictions for Friday prayers at Jerusalem`s flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque for a second straight week, allowing tens of thousands to attend despite high tensions following a wave of violence.

No age bar for Friday prayers at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa: police

Israeli police said they do not plan to bar young Muslim worshippers from Friday prayers at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque, for the second week running after months of restrictions.

Jerusalem on edge after car attack as extremists plan march
Jerusalem on edge after car attack as extremists plan march

 Jewish extremist groups planned to march through Jerusalem Thursday in a move expected to stoke tensions following a deadly Palestinian car attack and clashes at the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

Jordan recalls envoy to Israel over mosque clashes

 Jordan recalled its ambassador to Israel on Wednesday after police clashed with stone-throwing Palestinians inside the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, official media said.

Israeli far-right lawmaker visits flashpoint holy site

An Israeli far-right lawmaker visited the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in east Jerusalem on Sunday, pressing for Jews to be allowed to pray there despite heightened tensions over its status.

US urges restraint after Israel vows to reopen Al-Aqsa mosque

The United States has urged all sides in Jerusalem to exercise restraint amid spiralling tensions in the holy city, and said it was working with Israelis, Palestinian and Jordanians to try to restore calm.

Jerusalem on edge after police kill Palestinian gunman

Clashes raged in east Jerusalem today after Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian accused of trying to kill a Jewish hardliner, as Al-Aqsa mosque compound was closed for the first time in decades.

Amman accuses Israel of 'state terrorism' in Jerusalem

Jordan on Thursday accused Israel of "state terrorism" after it closed Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound, the third holiest site in Islam.

Al-Aqsa compound: Jerusalem`s flashpoint holy site

 The flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound in east Jerusalem, at the heart of the latest tensions in the Holy City, is a highly sensitive site sacred to both Muslims and Jews.

Closure of Jerusalem`s Al-Aqsa `declaration of war`: Abbas

Israel`s closure of the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound to all visitors following the shooting of a Jewish hardliner is tantamount to a "declaration of war," Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Thursday. 

Jerusalem mayor`s Al-Aqsa visit sparks anger

Jerusalem`s Israeli mayor visited the Al-Aqsa mosque compound Tuesday, angering Islamic authorities, but police said the day passed in "relative calm" after weeks of tension at the flashpoint shrine.

Abbas urges Palestinians to protect Al-Aqsa by 'all means'

Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas on Friday called on his people to prevent Israeli settlers from entering Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque and use "all means" to protect the site.

Hamas holds Gaza rally to 'defend' Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa

Hundreds of Palestinians in Gaza participated in a Hamas-organised rally on Friday over Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque, the scene of recurring clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinians in recent days.

Palestinians under 60 barred from Al-Aqsa mosque

Palestinian pilgrims under the age of 60 were Tuesday barred from entering the Al-Aqsa mosque in Old Jerusalem, a day after clashes with Israeli police.

Israel PM blames Palestinian 'extremists' for Jerusalem clashes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday blamed "Palestinian extremists" for clashes at Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound, denying Israel was behind mounting tensions at the site.

Palestinians, police clash at Jerusalem flashpoint

 Israeli police clashed with young Palestinian protesters on Monday demonstrating against Jews visiting the flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Islam`s third holiest site, a spokeswoman said.

Clashes erupt at flashpoint Jerusalem holy site

Clashes broke out in and around Jerusalem`s flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Wednesday just hours before the start of the Jewish New Year holiday.

Israel dismantles provocative new Al-Aqsa ramp

Israel on Wednesday dismantled a newly erected wooden access ramp to Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound that would have increased access for non-Muslims but angered Jordan.

Netanyahu describes Jerusalem as `heart` of Israel

Israel`s hawkish Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has described Jerusalem as the "heart of the nation" and vowed to preserve the holy city "as the undivided capital of Israel" for eternity, a position that can derail the fragile peace process with the Palestinians.

Don`t use the name of God for Violence: Pope Francis

Urging Jews, Christians and Muslims to "respect and love one another as brothers and sisters", Pope Francis today made an impassioned appeal here "not to abuse the name of God for violence".