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Right-Wing Israelis Stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound

Jerusalem (MEMO) – 135 right-wing Israelis stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound this morning under a heavy police presence, while ultra nationalist parliament member Yehuda Glick performed prayers outside the holy site’s gates. Firas al-Dibs, spokesman for the Islamic Waqf Department, which controls Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, told Ma’an that some 135 Israeli “settlers” entered the compound in the morning, during […]

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UN Rights Expert ‘Israel Cannot Make Unilateral Decisions about Al-Aqsa Mosque’

New York (TNA) – A UN rights expert said the Israeli regime cannot make “unilateral decisions” about the management of al-Aqsa Mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem (al-Quds), calling on the international community to put a “complete end” to the regime’s occupation of the Palestinian lands. “…Israel cannot make unilateral decisions about the management of the Haram […]

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US Congress: Israel First–First Amendment Second

Washington D.C. (DN) – Senators and Representatives in the US Congress are attempting to pass legislation which would criminalize the boycotting of Israel and also criminalize the advocacy of such boycotts. The legislation is clearly unconstitutional, yet this hasn’t stopped many in Congress from advocating for new restrictive laws. In March of 2017, bills were […]

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Saudi Prince: Stand With Palestine, “Fight for Al-Aqsa”

Riyadh (GPA) – Saudi Prince Abdulaziz criticizes Israel in response to brutal crackdowns in Jerusalem. The public mending of relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel seems to have been sidetracked in light of the recent clashes in Jerusalem. One person who probably isn’t helping is Saudi Prince Abdulaziz Bin Fahd – son of the former, now deceased, Saudi King […]

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Deadly ‘Day of Rage’: Israel Deploys Armed Patrols in East Jerusalem

Jerusalem (MEE) – Palestinian Day of Rage: shop owners shut doors in solidarity strike after eight slain; PA breaks contact with Israel. Tensions ran high in the Old City of East Jerusalem on Saturday amid predictions of a third intifada as Palestinian shop owners held a Day of Rage general strike to mourn the loss of five protesters […]

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Israeli Forces Wound 22 Palestinians in Jerusalem’s Old City

Jerusalem (MEE) – Nightly confrontations have erupted between Palestinians and Israeli forces since authorities placed metal detectors at Noble Sanctuary Israeli forces wounded 22 Palestinians at Lion’s Gate near Haram al-Sharif in Jerusalem on Thursday night. According to the Red Crescent, two of the injured are in serious condition after they were hit by a stun grenade. There […]

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Palestinians Defy Restrictions at Al Aqsa After Day of Rage

Palestine (TeleSUR) – Fatah had called for protests over restrictions imposed at the Mosque. Hundreds of Palestinians have held evening prayers outside the Al Aqsa mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, refusing to pass through newly-installed Israeli security measures. Israel reopened the compound on Sunday, drawing protest from Muslim religious authorities over the installation of metal detectors at entrances. The site had […]

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While Attacks in Israel Make Headlines, Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza Ignored

Palestine (FAIR) – The recent acute humanitarian crisis in Gaza—on top of the routine humanitarian crisis that defines everyday existence there—has gotten sparse coverage in US media over the past three weeks. Israeli officials have cut off electricity to almost 2 million Gazans for all but three or four hours a day—in conjunction with nominal Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, […]

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The Saudi-Israeli Alliance

Riyadh (YE) – The evolving relationship between Israel and Saudi Arabia is set to become a key feature of regional politics in the forthcoming phase. This goes beyond the creeping normalization of relations between the two sides and the holding of discreet contacts, to the formation of an undeclared but far-reaching alliance. Retired Saudi general Anwar […]

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Israeli Officer Shot Dead During Training Exercise While Pretending to be a Palestinian

Hebron (teleSUR) – Lethal force against Palestinians is common in Tel Rumeida, where roughly 850 Israeli settlers and a heavy military presence occupy Palestinian territory. An Israeli Army officer was accidentally shot and killed by one of his own troops during a training operation in which he was pretending to be a Palestinian at an Israeli […]

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