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Islamic leaders boycott holy site – Protests after Israel sets up metal detectors

JERUSALEM, July 17, (Agencies): Islamic leaders called on Muslims on Monday to boycott a Jerusalem holy site at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a gesture of protest after Israel set up metal detectors at the site’s entrance gates following a deadly Arab attack there last week. For the …

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Israel reopens sensitive holy site – Security forces shoot Palestinian gunman dead

JERUSALEM, July 16, (AFP): Israel reopened an ultra-sensitive holy site Sunday closed after an attack that killed two policemen, but Muslim worshippers were refusing to enter due to new security measures including metal detectors and cameras. Crowds chanted “Allahu Akbar” (God is Greatest) as a number of initial visitors entered …

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Kuwait condemns Al-Aqsa Mosque closure by Israel

GCC, Europol to boost security cooperation KUWAIT CITY, July 15, (KUNA): Kuwait strongly condemned Israel’s closure of Al-Aqsa Mosque and thus banning of Palestinian worshippers from performing Friday prayers, for the first time in around half a century. The Israeli measure “is a provocation of feelings of Muslims around the …

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Holy site shut after Jersusalem attack

Closure of Aqsa mosque serious crime: OIC JERUSALEM, July 15, (Agencies): Security forces locked down parts of Jerusalem’s Old City on Saturday and an ultra-sensitive holy site remained closed after an attack that killed two police officers and heightened Israeli- Palestinian tensions. Three Arab Israeli assailants opened fire on Israeli …

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125,000 Palestinians work in Israel – Israel keeps tight grip on economy

SALFIT, West Bank, June 4, (Agencies): Fuad Maraita wakes up at 3:30 am His hometown of Salfit in the Israeli-occupied West Bank lies in darkness. He drinks coffee, slings a bag with his lunch over his shoulder, gets on a minibus and starts the grueling journey to his job laying …

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Israelis rally for Palestinian state – 50th anniversary of occupation

TEL AVIV, May 28, (Agencies): Thousands of Israelis rallied Saturday in Tel Aviv in support of a Palestinian state ahead of the 50th anniversary of Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land. Banners bearing the slogan “Two states, One Hope” featured in the demonstration organised by supporters of a Palestinian state, including …

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Palestinians, Israel police clash at Jerusalem Old City gate

Clashes broke out between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces on Wednesday as Israeli demonstrators marched through the Old City of Jerusalem to mark the 50th anniversary of Israel’s capture of the city’s eastern half. Several dozen young Israeli men, some holding Israeli flags, marched toward the Old City’s Damascus …

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Group explains dark side of Israel’s rule

German president seeks to end row with Israel TEL AVIV, Israel, May 7, (Agencies): Former Israeli combat soldiers who were thrust into the center of a recent diplomatic row between Israel and Germany, say the sudden international spotlight has given them a bigger stage to speak out against Israel’s 50-year …

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Trump vows to broker ‘peace’ – No new policies for long-shot bid

WASHINGTON, May 4, (Agencies): US President Donald Trump vowed on Wednesday to do “whatever is necessary” to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians as he hosted Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House, but gave no sign of how he could revive long-stalled negotiations. In their first meeting, …

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Palestinians clash with Israeli forces – Israel to build 15,000 homes

SILWAD, April 29, (Agencies): Palestinians clashed with Israeli soldiers across the occupied West Bank on Friday in support of hundreds of Palestinians on hunger strike in Israeli prisons. Clashes took place near Israeli settlements and army checkpoints close to several villages in the Ramallah area, as well as by Hebron …

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