Search Results for : al aqsa

13 May
8:38

Jordan Condemns Fanatical Raids on Al Aqsa Mosque (VIDEO)

Jordan has denounced, in the strongest terms, the ongoing Israeli violations and provocations against Al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem. Israeli extremists, early Sunday, broke into the mosque‚Äôs compound in occupied Jerusalem’s Old City, in large numbers, under Israeli police protection, raising Israeli flags and provoking confrontations with Muslim devotees and […]

21 Mar
8:44

Police and Settlers Storm Al Aqsa, Abduct Guard

Israeli colonial settlers stormed, on Wednesday morning, the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque, while Israeli police arrested one of its guards from his workplace, inside the mosque. Jerusalemite sources reported, according to Al Ray, that 24 settlers guarded by security forces stormed Al-Aqsa in the early morning hours, via The Moroccan […]

11 Feb
6:16

Dozens of Settlers Storm Al Aqsa Courtyards

Dozens of Israeli settlers stormed, on Sunday morning, the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque, under protection of Israeli police. Sources from Jerusalem said that about 49 settlers broke into Al-Aqsa Mosque during the morning hours, via the Mugrabi gate, and carried out provocative rounds in the courtyards, according to Al Ray. […]

09 Jan
5:00

Settlers Continue to Break into Al Aqsa Courtyards

Extremist Israeli settlers continued to storm, on Monday morning, Al Aqsa Mosque, heavily guarded by Israeli occupation forces and police. According to Jerusalem sources, about 34 Jewish extremists stormed al-Aqsa mosque, from Mughrabi Gate, wandering in the courtyards where they received explanations about alleged temple. The mosque witnessed the presence […]

26 Dec
9:20

Settlers Raid Al Aqsa Courtyards

Israeli settlers and members of Israeli intelligence stormed again, on Tuesday morning, the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque from Mughrabi gate. Jerusalemite sources said, according to Al Ray, that settlers and intelligence forces stormed the courtyards of al-Aqsa protected by Israeli police. The settlers have been deliberately violating the sanctity of […]

24 Dec
10:48

Increasing Number of Settler Raids on Al Aqsa Mosque

Dozens of extremist Israeli settlers stormed, on Sunday morning, the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque, under heavy guarded of Israeli police. Jerusalemite sources reported, according to Al Ray, that about 45 settlers stormed the holy courtyards, under guard of the police, and organized provocative tours accompanied by rabbis who provided explanations […]

05 Nov
10:44

Settlers Break into Al Aqsa Courtyards

Extremist Israeli settlers, on Sunday morning, stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque via Mughrabi Gate, under guard of the Israeli occupation police. Jerusalemite sources said, according to Al Ray, that more than 36 Jewish settlers stormed Al Aqsa, carrying out suspicious and provocative tours, while Palestinian worshipers and students tried […]

05 Oct
6:32

Qurai: Seizure of Southern Al Aqsa Dangerous

Ahmed Qurai, Member of the Executive Committee of the PLO and Head of the Jerusalem Affairs Department, warned of the establishment of an Israeli special committee that put forth a plan to seize 40% of the southern part of Al-Aqsa Mosque, an area of about 144 dunams. In a press […]

24 Aug
5:50

136 Settlers Enter Al Aqsa with Yehuda Glick

Dozens of extremist Israeli settlers stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque, under protection of Israeli police, on Wednesday morning. In the early hours of the morning, when the Magharaba gate was opened, Israeli occupation forces deployed in the courtyards of the mosque, to protect the extremists’ intrusion, Al Ray reports. […]

20 Aug
9:12

Settlers Provoke Worshippers at Al Aqsa Mosque

Dozens of extremist settlers, on Sunday morning, stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque from Mughrabi gate, guarded by Israeli occupation forces and police. Al Ray sources said that dozens of settlers stormed the mosque courtyards in batches, since the morning hours, accompanied by rabbis, who gave explanations about the alleged […]

11 Jun
7:34

Al Aqsa Closed by Israeli Authorities

Israeli police shut down, on Sunday, the gates of al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem, denying entry and exit of Muslim worshipers to and from the compound. Israeli police claimed, according to WAFA, that the site was shut down after some worshipers at the compound pelted stones at Israeli settlers who […]

05 Jun
4:56

Extremist Settlers, Students and Tourists Raid Al Aqsa Mosque

Dozens of extremist settlers and Jewish students guarded by tight security stormed, on Sunday morning, Al-Aqsa Mosque from Mughrabi Gate. ¬†At 11 am, Israeli occupation police closed the gate¬†at the end of the morning incursion. It usually opens the gates ¬†at 7:30 am and deploys forces inside and at its […]

14 Apr
5:03

4 Detained After Fending Off Extremists at Al Aqsa

Israeli police, on Friday, detained four Muslim worshipers after attempting to fend off Israeli fanatics from touring the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Passover, according to WAFA correspondence. The¬†worshipers reportedly attempted to fend off provocative tours inside the mosques‚Äô compound ¬†and prevent them from performing religious […]

10 Apr
4:36

Settlers Continue to Invade Al Aqsa Mosque

Groups of Israeli settlers, on Monday morning, have entered the yards of Al-Aqsa mosque in small and consecutive groups, from the Magharba gate, under heavy protection by Israeli forces. According to the PNN, a total of 33 settlers entered the yards of the mosque without permission, despite such actions continuing […]

05 Mar
10:42

Palestinian Beaten and Detained at Al Aqsa Mosque

Israeli occupation police beat and abducted, on Sunday morning, a Palestinian citizen after he was beaten by Jewish settlers at Al-Aqsa Mosque. An eyewitness said, according to Days of Palestine, that Jewish Israeli settlers attacked a¬†Palestinian man while he was entering through the Lion’s Gate. Then, Israeli police interfered and, […]

10 Nov
6:52

Israelis Continue to Tour Al Aqsa Despite Status Quo Challenge

(Al Ray archive image) At least 100 Jewish Israelis, including students, toured the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Wednesday, escorted by Israeli police, while the Islamic Endowment (Waqf) condemned recent attempts by Israeli politicians to challenge the status quo at the holy site. Israeli settlers entered through the Moroccan Gate and […]

18 Oct
6:45

Israeli Extremists Storm Al Aqsa, Ibrahimi Mosques

Around 200 Israeli extremists, on Tuesday, held provocative tours of Al-Aqsa Mosque, in annexed East Jerusalem‚Äôs Old City district, heeding calls by parent organizations to increase Jewish presence on the holy site during the Jewish holidays, according to mosque officials. The Islamic Waqf, which runs the al-Haram al-Sharif (holy sanctuary) […]

13 Oct
4:32

UNESCO to Vote on Resolution Refuting “Jewishness” of Al Aqsa Mosque

October 13, 2016 4:32 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is expected to vote on a resolution proposal that ‚Äėdenies Jewish connections to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound & the Dome of the Rock, which is called the Temple Mount and Western Wall by Israelis, ¬†in Jerusalem, the Ha‚Äôaretz daily reported. The […]

19 Sep
9:00

Israeli Forces Order Jerusalemites to Close Shops, Extremist Settlers Raid Al Aqsa

Israeli soldiers forced, on Monday morning, traders from occupied Jerusalem to close their shops. Al Ray¬†sources said that the occupation ordered the traders to close their shops in Salah al-Din, al-Sultan Suleiman, and al-Rashid streets, in the Old City district of Jerusalem. The sources also explained that the soldiers spread […]

29 Aug
1:17

Extremist Settlers, Israeli Intelligence Officers Raid Al Aqsa

Israeli settlers and intelligence officers, on Sunday morning, forced their way into al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem, according to local sources. Witnesses told WAFA that a group of hard-line Israeli settlers accompanied by intelligence officers broke into the Islamic holy site. There were no reports of clashes between the entering […]

24 Aug
12:55

Dozens of Israeli Settlers Raid Al Aqsa Mosque

August 24, 2016 12:55 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Settlers, accompanied by 12 Israeli military soldiers, stormed, on Tuesday morning, Al-Aqsa mosque via the Maghariba gate. According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, Jerusalem sources said that 46 settlers, heavily guarded by¬†Israeli special forces, broke into the¬†courtyards of the mosque, which is¬†exposed, on a near daily basis, to the […]

09 Aug
9:44

154 Settlers Storm Al Aqsa

Dozens of extremist settlers, accompanied by¬†Israeli intelligence agents, stormed ¬†Al Aqsa ¬†Mosque on Tuesday morning, via the Mughrabi gate, amid intensive military presence in the Old City district of annexed East Jerusalem. ¬†At 7.30 am, Israeli police opened the gate and spread out special forces¬†and rapid intervention units and individuals […]

07 Aug
9:44

Al Aqsa Mosque: Extremist Raids Continue, One Guard and Six Rehabilitation Committee Members Detained

Extremist settlers, guarded by ¬†Israeli special forces, stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque yards on Sunday morning, ¬†via the Mughrabi Gate. The settlers, led¬†by archaeological and historical guides, toured the Al- Aqsa ¬†compound and took some photos for different places, Jerusalemite sources said. Worshipers and religious science circle students defended the mosque with […]

25 Jul
10:05

VIDEO: Settlers Again Storm Al Aqsa Under Heavy Police Protection

Groups of Israeli settlers entered Al Aqsa Mosque, this morning, under tight protection of Israeli police and special forces. PNN reports that, according to the Palestinian Information Center, the extremists aimed at carrying out Talmudic rituals during their tours. As a reaction, Palestinian worshipers started chanting ‚ÄúAllahu Akbar (God is […]

20 Jul
10:48

Extremist Settlers Continue to Storm Al Aqsa

Dozens of extremist settlers stormed, on Wednesday morning, the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque, through the Mughrabi Gate. Sources in Jerusalem reported, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, that ¬†17 settlers, ¬†guarded by Israeli special forces, ¬†stormed Al-Aqsa courtyards in the morning. While a number of illegal Israeli settlers tried […]

12 Jul
8:47

Extremist Settlers Raid Al Aqsa, Joseph’s Tomb

Groups of extremist Israeli settlers led by the radical rabbi, Yehuda Glick, heavily guarded by Israeli special forces broke into the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque, early on Tuesday. About 30 Israeli settlers stormed the mosque from Al-Maghariba gate, while the Israeli forces heavily deployed to guard them. Israeli channel 10 […]

22 Jun
7:18

Extremist Settlers Continue to Storm Al Aqsa

Israeli settlers, on Wednesday, resumed their provocative visits to Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem. WAFA correspondence said that small groups of extremist settlers, accompanied by an Israeli police escort, broke into the site during the morning, to perform rituals. In the meantime, Islamic Waqf guards present at the site expelled […]

17 Jun
7:52

Ban on Al Aqsa Lifted, 300 Gazans Allowed to Visit Jerusalem for Ramadan

Three hundred Palestinians from besieged Gaza were permitted, on Friday, to visit Al-Aqsa Mosque in annexed East Jerusalem, according to Palestinian officials, following a recent decision to lift a ban implemented last week in response to a deadly shooting in Tel Aviv. The devotees, all of whom were above the […]

12 Jun
8:48

Rabbi Lau: 3rd Temple Can be Built Without Destroying Al Aqsa

In an interview with Israel’s Knesset Channel (the Israeli equivalent of CSPAN), the country’s chief Ashkenazi rabbi advocates building a Third Temple on the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif, arguing that it can be done without demolishing Al-Aqsa Mosque or the Dome of the Rock, according to +972 mag. via the Alternative […]

19 Apr
11:09

Jordan Halts Al Aqsa Surveillance Camera Project

Jordan has decided not to install security cameras at Islam’s third holiest site, the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in annexed East Jerusalem, because of some Palestinian doubts, Prime Minister Abdullah Nsur said Monday. “We have been surprised by the reactions of some who have made comments expressing their doubts about the […]

28 Sep
1:07

Clashes at Al Aqsa on Last Day of Eid

September 28, 2015 1:07 AM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Clashes broke out in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound when Israeli forces stormed the holy site on Sunday morning, the last day of the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday, witnesses said.Witnesses told Ma’an News Agency that special Israeli forces stormed the holy site via the Moroccan and Chain gatest, firing rubber-coated steel […]

22 Sep
1:03

Hebraizing Street Names across Jerusalem Approved, Pro Al Aqsa Rallies Suppressed across West Bank

September 22, 2015 1:03 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli Politics, News Report, West Bank 0

The Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem approved, last Sunday night, a decision to replace the original names of several streets and districts in and outside Jerusalem‚Äôs Old City with ‚ÄėHebrew‚Äô names that carry Talmudic connotations, according to WAFA correspondence. Among the streets slated for change is the name of Jabal […]

21 Sep
11:22

Heads of Churches in Jerusalem Condemn Recent Attacks on Al Aqsa

September 21, 2015 11:22 PM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

The Heads of Churches in Jerusalem, on Monday, have released statement expressing serious concerns regarding recent violent development on Haram al Sharif (Al Aqsa Mosque).‚ÄúWe condemn all threats of change to the historical (Status Quo) situation in the Al-Aqsa Mosque (Haram Asharif) and its courtyard, all buildings, and in the […]

20 Sep
9:18

Settlers Continue to Storm Al Aqsa

September 20, 2015 9:18 PM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

About 43 Israeli settlers and intelligence members barged into the yards of Al-Aqsa mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, heavily guarded by Israeli police units.Israeli forces abducted one Palestinian near one of the mosque gates. According to the PNN, the violations come as the Yeshivat Makor Chaim rightist orthodox school called […]

17 Sep
1:10

Israeli Police Assault Women and Guards at Al Aqsa

September 17, 2015 1:10 AM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli police, on Wednesday, assaulted two Islamic Waqf guards and a number of women, with their clubs, at al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem, according to local sources.Omar Keswani, director of al-Aqsa Mosque, said the police assaulted the guards and women while they were attempting to confront Jewish fanatics who broke […]

16 Sep
4:14

VIDEO: Soldiers Storm Al Aqsa on Day 3 of Fierce Clashes

September 16, 2015 4:14 AM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli forces entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound’s southern mosque on Tuesday sparking the third straight day of violent clashes at the third holiest site in Islam.Dozens of Palestinians were injured in the clashes, during which Israeli forces fired stun grenades, tear gas canisters, and rubber-coated steel bullets at Palestinian worshipers. […]

23 Aug
8:29

20 Palestinian Women Barred from Entering Al Aqsa

August 23, 2015 8:29 PM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli police, on Sunday, prevented around 20 Palestinian women from entering al-Aqsa mosque, while allowing Israeli settlers into the mosque‚Äôs compound, according to WAFA correspondence.Special Israeli police units erected metal barricades near al-Aqsa mosque, imposing restrictions on the entry of Palestinians and preventing around 20 women from entering for attempting […]

12 Aug
1:02

Israeli Police Deny Access to Al Aqsa for Women and Children

August 12, 2015 1:02 AM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli police has denied women and children access to al-Aqsa Mosque Compound in East Jerusalem, provoking resentment among the crowds, according to local sources.WAFA correspondence said that a scuffle broke out when the police denied a crowd of women and children access to the Mosque. The worshipers, women and children, […]

10 Aug
11:21

Al Aqsa Mosque: Soldiers Assault Children, Guards

August 10, 2015 11:21 PM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli occupation forces assaulted and injured guards at the Al Aqsa Mosque, Monday morning, at the door of al-Asbat, while detaining one other.The media coordinator of the Foundation of the Islamic Waqf in Jerusalem, Firas al-Debs, told Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency that Israeli forces pepper-sprayed a group of children […]

30 Jul
8:00

Yehuda Glick Enters Al Aqsa under Armed Guard

July 30, 2015 8:00 AM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Controversial Israeli right-wing rabbi activist Yehuda Glick was escorted, under armed protection, into the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound Wednesday, as groups of right-wing Israelis entered the area for the third time this week.The raid came despite the UN’s condemnation earlier this week of ‘religious provocations’ in and around holy sites in […]

30 Jun
2:31

Israel and Jordan Renegotiate Al Aqsa Access to Non-Muslims

June 30, 2015 2:31 PM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Hebrew newspaper Haaretz, today, revealed that Israel and Jordan have been involved in negotiations for a number of months concerning reopening Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock on Temple Mount to non-Muslim visitors.According to the PNN, Haaretz further clarified that there would be procedures put in place in […]

27 Jun
10:17

Hundreds March for Adnan at Al Aqsa

June 27, 2015 10:17 AM IMEMC Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners 0

Hundreds of Palestinians marched through the Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Friday in support of Khader Adnan, as the Palestinian prisoner passed his 53rd day on hunger strike.Carrying banners depicting Adnan, the marchers crossed toward the Dome of the Rock chanting slogans and calling for his immediate release. One banner read: […]

02 Jun
4:05

20 Israeli Settlers Storm Al Aqsa

June 2, 2015 4:05 AM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Extremist Israeli settlers broke into the courtyards of Al Aqsa Mosque, on Monday morning, from Mughrabi Gate, under heavy guard of Israeli police.Mahmoud Abu Atta, media coordinator of Al-Aqsa Foundation for Waqf and Heritage said to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency that around 20 Israeli settlers stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque and […]

12 May
8:55

Extremist Settlers, Israeli Intelligence, Continue with Raids on Al Aqsa

May 12, 2015 8:55 PM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli intelligence teams, along with groups of extremist colonial settlers, Tuesday morning, have renewed raids on Al Aqsa Mosque, entering from the Mughrabi gate.The groups were heavily guarded by private units of the Israeli police throughout today’s provocative tour. Security sources said, according to the PNN, that the Israeli intelligence […]

11 May
5:05

Settlers Continue to Raid Al Aqsa Mosque

May 11, 2015 5:05 AM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Dozens of extremist Israeli settlers stormed the courtyards of Al Aqsa Mosque on Sunday morning, from Mughrabi Gate and amid tight security protection from private Israeli occupation police.The director of the media department at the Al Aqsa Foundation for Waqf and Heritage in Jerusalem, Mahmoud Abu Atta, said that around […]

27 Apr
5:18

Israelis Resume Extremist Raids on Al Aqsa Mosque

April 27, 2015 5:18 AM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

A group of Israeli settlers, early Sunday, stormed Al Aqsa Mosque courtyards from Al Magariba gate, under heavy guard by Israeli police, and attacked students, according to local sources.Director of the mosque, Sheikh Omar Kiswani, told Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency that about 10 settlers stormed Al Aqsa in the […]

24 Apr
4:33

Christian-Islamic Committee Warns of New Al Aqsa Excavations

April 24, 2015 4:33 AM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

The Islamic-Christian Committee to Support Occupied Jerusalem and Holy Sites warned,, Thursday, of a new project underway by Israeli authorities which is conducting tunnel excavations beneath the homes in Silwan village, Old City Jerusalem, and heading towards Al Aqsa Mosque.The committee said that the tunnel was a continuation to the […]

20 Apr
9:42

Dozens of Settlers Raid Al Aqsa Compound

April 20, 2015 9:42 AM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Dozens of extremist Israeli settlers stormed Al Aqsa Mosque yards, early Sunday, via Al Magariba Gate under heavy guard of Israeli police. Local sources reported that about 33 settlers broke into the mosue in groups and roamed its yards, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency. One of these groups […]

14 Apr
6:21

Settlers, Israeli Intelligence Storm Al Aqsa

April 14, 2015 6:21 AM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli settlers, with elements of the intelligence community invaded, on Monday, the courtyards of Al Aqsa Mosque from Mughrabi Gate, amid tight police security.Media coordinator of the Foundation for Islamic Waqf in Jerusalem, Firas al-Debes, told Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency that 15 settlers spread over two groups, including 6 […]

07 Apr
3:31

Israel Restricts Al Aqsa Access, Bans 3 from Entrance

April 7, 2015 3:31 AM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli police imposed restrictions on Palestinian worshipers entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Monday, one day after three Palestinians were banned from the compound for periods of up to 45 days.Witnesses told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli police briefly closed most of the compound’s entrances on Monday, leaving only the […]

05 Apr
4:12

Month of March: 1,268 Israelis Storm Al Aqsa Mosque Compound

April 5, 2015 4:12 AM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

A total of 1,268 Israelis stormed occupied East Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa Mosque Compound during March alone, according to a Palestinian non-governmental organization.According to WAFA, Al Aqsa Institute for Waqf and Heritage reported that a total of 1,268 stormed the mosque‚Äôs compound during March, including 1,114 settlers, 115 intelligence officers, 39 […]

02 Apr
6:28

Al Aqsa Stormed by 41 Israeli Settlers

April 2, 2015 6:28 AM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Dozens of extremist Israeli settlers stormed Al Aqsa Mosque on Wednesday morning, from Mughrabi gate, amid tight security protection from private Israeli occupation police.An employee at the Islamic Waqf in Jerusalem said, according to Al Ray, that about 41 Israelis stormed the mosque in groups and organized a provocative tour […]

26 Mar
4:07

Jewish Settlers Mobilize for Raid on Al Aqsa Mosque During Passover

March 26, 2015 4:07 AM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Jewish groups which define themselves by the name of the alleged ancient temple are preparing for the Jewish holiday of Passover by mobilizing the largest number of settlers to enter Al Aqsa Mosque and perform religious prayers in its yards.WAFA reparts that, according to the Islamic Institute of Waqf and […]

20 Mar
3:24

38 Settlers Storm Al Aqsa Mosque

Extremist Jewish settlers stormed the courtyards of Al Aqsa Mosque from the Mughrabi gate, on Thursday morning, amid tight security from a private Israeli police force.The media coordinator at the Islamic Waqf in Jerusalem, Firas AL-Debes, told Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency that 38 settlers, spread over 4 groups, stormed […]

18 Mar
2:05

Israel’s Chief Rabbis Now Allow Jews to Enter Al Aqsa Area?

Judaism’s accepted ruling that entry to Jerusalem’s al Aqsa mosque compound ‚Äď the site of the biblical temples ‚Äď is prohibited to Jews is apparently softening following a concerted campaign by settler groups and so-called Temple Mount organisations.The settler-affiliated news portal Arutz 7 reports that the sign in the entrance […]

08 Mar
11:19

Dozens of Settlers Raid Al Aqsa Mosque Under Police Protection

A large number of extremist settlers, on Sunday morning, broke into Al Aqsa Mosque under the protection of special Israeli police units.According to PNN sources, 35 settlers broke into the courtyards of the mosque in the early hours of the morning and tried to provoke the marabouts. Palestinian youngsters and […]

06 Mar
2:21

Extremists Raid Al Aqsa in Celebration of Purim

Extremist Israeli settlers stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque from the Mughrabi Gate, under heavy protection by police, Thursday morning.Media coordinator for Islamic Waqf in Jerusalem, Firas Debs, told Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency that around 16 Israeli settlers stormed Al Aqsa Mosque, and organized a provocative tour aorund different […]

03 Mar
12:14

Extremists Call to Invade Al Aqsa Mosque for Purim

March 3, 2015 12:14 AM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Extremists affiliated to ‘Groups for the Temple Compound’ have called on supporters to participate in breaking into Al Aqsa Mosque next Wednesday and Thursday, in Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem, to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim.PNN reports that the groups have sent out their calls through social media websites, to organize […]

27 Feb
5:22

Extremist Settlers Continue to Storm Al Aqsa

February 27, 2015 5:22 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Extremist Israeli settlers again stormed the courtyards of Al Aqsa Mosque on Thursday morning, from the Mughrabi Gate, under tight security protection from Israeli police.Media coordinator at the Islamic Waqf in Jerusalem, Firas al-Debes, said that about 16 Israeli settlers stormed the mosque in the morning and organized a tour […]

20 Feb
2:23

60 Settlers Raid Al Aqsa Mosque

February 20, 2015 2:23 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Extremist settlers again stormed Al Aqsa Mosque, on Thursday morning, under guarded of special Israeli police forces.Director of the mosque, Sheikh Omar Kiswani, stated to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency that 60 extremist settlers, divided in small groups, stormed Al Aqsa’s courtyards from the Mughrabi Gate. He explained that the […]

19 Feb
2:29

Palestinian Woman Assaulted by Settlers at Al Aqsa Mosque

February 19, 2015 2:29 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Small groups of Israeli settlers broke into the courtyards of Al Aqsa Mosque from the Mughrabi Gate, on Wednesday, under the protection of Israeli special police.Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency reports that, according to local sources, Israeli police assaulted a Palestinian woman, in order to secure and open the way […]

17 Feb
2:01

Several Kidnapped in West Bank and Jerusalem, Raids on Youth Camp, Al Aqsa

February 17, 2015 2:01 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

At least seven Palestinians were abducted by Israeli military and police, on Monday, in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank, according to reports by local and security sources.In Jerusalem, Israeli police arrested four Palestinians from the neighborhoods of Sheikh Jarrah and Mount of Olives (Al Tur), according to the […]

15 Feb
11:13

Jewish Organization to Begin Further Excavations under Al Aqsa

February 15, 2015 11:13 PM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

A right-wing Jewish organization called the Western Wall Heritage Foundation has circulated an invitation for bids to conduct excavations in tunnels under al-Aqsa Mosque compound, a top Palestinian official said on Sunday. A right-wing Jewish organization called the Western Wall Heritage Foundation has circulated an invitation for bids to conduct […]

10 Feb
10:57

Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian Home South of Al Aqsa, Turn Jerusalem Landmarks into Latrines

February 10, 2015 10:57 PM IMEMC Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Israeli military bulldozers demolished, on Tuesday morning, a house belonging to the al-Absi family of the Silwan neighborhood, to the south of al-Aqsa Mosque, occupied East Jerusalem.According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, eyewitnesses said that Israeli forces again went ahead with demolition procedures under the pretext of building without […]

06 Feb
12:18

3 Women Abducted from Al Aqsa Courtyards

February 6, 2015 12:18 AM IMEMC Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli police abducted three Palestinian women on Thursday morning, as they were leaving occupied East Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa Mosque, while 11 settlers stormed its courtyards amid tight security measures.Jerusalem sources have reported, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, that Israeli police arrested the three worshipers women after they attended […]

03 Feb
10:00

Israeli Police Tour Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa Compound

February 3, 2015 10:00 PM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Twelve Israeli police officers invaded Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound Tuesday morning, and toured the area.Later in the morning, some twenty Israeli settlers invaded the compound, accompanied by police and intelligence officers. AIC additionally reports that some 965 Israeli settlers, government officials and journalists invaded occupied East Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa compound in […]

28 Jan
8:36

Islamic-Christian Commission: ‚ÄúIsrael exploiting elections to Judaise al Aqsa mosque‚ÄĚ

January 28, 2015 8:36 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli Politics, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israel is exploiting its upcoming elections in order to Judaise Jerusalem’s al Aqsa mosque, said the Islamic-Christian Commission in Support of Jerusalem and the Holy Sites.Dr. Hanna Issa, secretary-general of the Commission, issued a statement noting that all Israeli Zionist parties, even those of the so-called left, support attacks against […]

14 Jan
5:09

Israel Closes Muslim NGOs Protecting Al Aqsa Mosque

January 14, 2015 5:09 PM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Israel, News Report 0

Israeli police stated, Monday, that they had closed down three NGOs affiliated with the Islamic Movement in northern Israel, which is known for defending Al Aqsa Mosque against extremist Jewish settlers.Israel’s Shin Bet domestic security agency said that it shut down the three organisations in the town of Nazareth that […]

06 Jan
7:57

Al Aqsa Raids Continue, Settler Suspected of Killing 16 Sheep in Aqraba

January 6, 2015 7:57 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

A number of Israeli settlers, Monday, again entered Al Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem, provoking worshipers, according to WAFA correspondence.The settlers were reported to have broken into the mosque consecutively and under heavy police protection. Worshipers, disgruntled with the continuing settler provocations, chanted religious slogans in an attempt […]

30 Dec
2:49

Extremists Continue to Invade Al Aqsa, Netanyahu to Increase Jerusalem ‘Security Forces’

December 30, 2014 2:49 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

A number of Jewish extremists, broke into Al Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem, Monday, continuing with a string of near daily provocations into the Islamic holy site, say local sources.Israeli police at the gates of the compound held the ID cards of Palestinian worshipers who were allowed into […]

28 Dec
3:46

Israeli ‘Archaeological’ Excavations Cause Serious Damage at Al Aqsa

December 28, 2014 3:46 AM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

According to latest reports, constant Israeli excavations underneath Al Aqsa Mosque have caused serious destruction to the foundation of Buraq Square, inside the Dung Gate.According to the PNN, local sources reported a huge collapse of 2 meters in the foundation. No injuries among the group of worshipers and citizens were […]

22 Dec
4:17

Al Aqsa Raids Continue, Tension Prevails in Occupied Jerusalem

December 22, 2014 4:17 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Dozens of Israeli settlers again stormed Al Aqsa Mosque on Sunday morning, guarded by Israeli special forces.According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, tensions began to escalate when a group of settlers held a ‘sit-in’, in an area dedicated to student gatherings. Palestinian students protested the actions with sacred chants, […]

20 Dec
8:24

Thousands March Through Jerusalem’s Old City Following Prayers at Al Aqsa

December 20, 2014 8:24 AM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Tens of thousands of Palestinians performed afternoon prayers at Al Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, Friday, and later marched through the streets of the Old City in protest against Israeli policies banning Muslim worshipers.The director of the Al Aqsa told Ma’an News Agency that the number of worshipers at […]

15 Dec
5:11

Extremist Settlers Continue to Storm Al Aqsa, Further Demolition Orders Imposed in Jerusalem

December 15, 2014 5:11 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli settlers again stormed Al Aqsa Mosque, this Sunday, guarded by Israeli ‘special forces’, Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency reports.According to a worshiper at the mosque, about 15 Israeli settlers stormed Al Aqsa from the Mughrabi gate, during the morning hours, touring its courtyards in the presence of hundreds of […]

10 Dec
5:52

Settler Invasions at Al Aqsa Mosque Continue, Coalition Planning Chanukah Raid

December 10, 2014 5:52 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Dozens of Israeli settlers, Tuesday morning, again stormed al-Aqsa mosque compound under the protection of Israeli special forces and soldiers.Media official at the Al Aqsa Foundation for Waqf and Heritage, Firas Debs, said that over 21 Israeli settlers entered the compound in groups and wandered its yards, explaining that the […]

05 Dec
1:50

Dozens of Settlers Storm Al Aqsa Mosque

December 5, 2014 1:50 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

37 settlers stormed Thursday morning the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque through Mughrabi gate amid tight security measures. Yesterday, Israeli army bulldozers demolished a Palestinian-owned building and 20 commercial shops in occupied East Jerusalem, on the claim that they had been built without permission.Director of Al Aqsa Mosque, Sheikh Omar Alkeswani, […]

17 Nov
12:29

Women Assaulted as Al Aqsa Restrictions Reimposed and Settlers Tour Mosque with Armed Escort

November 17, 2014 12:29 AM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Dozens of Palestinian women were forced to pray in the alley outside of al-Aqsa Mosque, Sunday, after Israeli forces imposed conditions for entry on female worshipers.The renewed restrictions entailed that women leave their identity cards at the Israeli checkpoints that surround the mosque, according to Ma’an News Agency. Witnesses said […]

13 Nov
3:20

Settlers Invade Al Aqsa as Police Prohibit Womens’ Entrance

November 13, 2014 3:20 AM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli settlers, on Wednesday, broke into al-Aqsa Mosque from the Dung Gate, guarded by intensified private units of the Israeli police force.Police stood at the gates of the mosque, blocking Muslim women of all ages from entering for worship services, while detaining the ID cards of the men. The routine […]

01 Oct
11:23

Hundreds of Israeli Settlers Invade Al Aqsa Mosque

October 1, 2014 11:23 AM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Security officers at Al Aqsa Mosque stated that over 200 extremist Israeli settlers entered the compound in occupied East Jerusalem, early Tuesday, under protection of armed escort.According to Ma’an News Agency, Israel maintains a compromise with the Islamic trust which controls the compound to restrict the mosque for Muslim prayers, […]

21 Apr
9:07

Police Continue to Impose Restrictions on Palestinians while Allowing Settlers to Storm Al Aqsa

Groups of Settlers, on Monday, raided the al-Aqsa Mosque through Bab al-Magharbeh (Mughrabi gate), under the protection of Israeli police.The police, stationed at the main gates of the mosque, imposed restrictions on Palestinian worshipers, especially the young generation; as they detained their personal IDs until they come out of the […]

20 Mar
6:26

Clashes at Al Aqsa as MKs Tour Courtyards

Clashes broke out, on Thursday, between Palestinian worshipers and Israeli forces in the al-Aqsa compound, following a visit by a right-wing Israeli MK, according to locals.Witnesses told Ma’an News Agency that Likud party MK Moshe Feiglin, with a number of other right-wing politicians, entered the mosque compound via the Moroccan […]

17 Mar
6:14

Police Restrict Entry into Al Aqsa Mosque

[Monday, March 17, 2014] Israeli police have closed the gates leading to Al Aqsa Mosque, in Jerusalem, and banned Palestinians under 50 years of age from entering, giving rise to violent confrontations.Israeli police, today, restricted entry of Palestinians into Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, while allowing the entry of Jewish observers to […]

14 Mar
8:56

Worshipers Prevented from Entering Al Aqsa Mosque for Friday Prayer

Israeli occupation forces, on Friday, prevented Palestinian men under the age of 40 from entering the al-Aqsa Mosque to observe the Friday prayer. Israeli police had distributed a statement, earlier, announcing that men who are less than 40 years old would be banned from entering the mosque, the PNN reports. […]

06 Mar
9:38

Settlers Continue Siege on Al Aqsa Mosque

64 Jewish settlers broke into Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, Thursday morning, under the protection of Israeli colonial police, witnesses said.Media coordinator of Al Aqsa Institute for Religious Trusts and Heritage Mohamed, Abu Ata, said that 64 Israeli settlers from several settlements in the West Bank raided the holy sanctuary […]

03 Mar
10:14

Nine Palestinians Kidnapped from West Bank Area, One from Al Aqsa Mosque

Israeli occupation forces abducted, on Monday, eleven Palestinians from the West Bank.Four Palestinians from Hebron and two others from Tulkarem were taken, while another in Ein Yabrud village, north of Ramallah, was abducted by Israeli forces, according to a PNN report. Israeli troops also took one Palestinian from al-Jalzoun refugee […]

28 Feb
7:24

Israel to Limit Access to Al Aqsa Mosque

Israeli police said they will limit access for Muslim men to Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound during Friday prayers to prevent possible clashes following services.Photo: Israeli security forces stand guard at an alleyway leading to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound on February 25, 2014 in the Old City of Jerusalem. (AFP/Ma’an) Israeli […]

26 Feb
10:35

Jordan MPs Vote to Expel Israeli Ambassador over Al Aqsa Debate

A majority of Jordanian MPs voted on Wednesday to seek the expulsion of Israel’s ambassador to the kingdom after the Knesset debated Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound.(AFP/Ma’an) — Prominent lower house deputy Khalil Attieh told AFP that 86 out of 150 members of parliament voted to seek the […]

03 Feb
9:02

Settlers Storm Al Aqsa Mosque Yards

14 Israeli settlers, led by Rabbi Yehuda Glick, stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque on Sunday morning, and toured its courtyards. Media coordinator for the al-Aqsa Foundation for Waqf and Heritage, Mahmoud Abu Atta, told Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency that the tour started from Magharba gate, continuing until they reached Marwani Prayer […]

30 Jan
10:18

Surveillance Cameras To Be Installed Inside Al Aqsa Mosque

January 30, 2014 10:18 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Al Aqsa Foundations for Heritage and Waqf has warned against attempts by Israeli occupation forces to install surveillance cameras on al-Aqsa mosque‚Äôs northern wall, and this in addition to the cameras previously installed by occupation police, near the Dome of the Rock compound.Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency reports that the […]

16 Jan
1:52

Jewish Organizations Call For Storming Of Al Aqsa Mosque

The Al-Aqsa Foundation for Waqf and Heritage reports that Jewish groups have announced an ‘organizational structure’ for the alleged storming of Al Aqsa Mosque, on Thursday, to coincide with a Jewish holiday.According to Radio Bethlehem 2000, the organization said in a statement, on Wednesday, that the Jewish community will celebrate […]

25 Dec
8:42

Two Students Arrested At Al Aqsa Mosque

December 25, 2013 8:42 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

[Wednesday December 25, 2013] Israeli police have arrested two students attending an outdoor class session at Al-Aqsa Mosque, in Jerusalem, on Wednesday.WAFA reports that the students were arrested following a confrontion with a number of people who, under tight security, entered the yards of the compound in order to perform […]

26 Mar
8:05

Israeli police uproot trees; right-wing settlers attempt to infiltrate Al Aqsa mosque

March 26, 2013 8:05 PM Celine Hagbard Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

In two separate incidents over the weekend, the third holiest site in Islam, the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, came under siege from Israelis ‚Äď once, on Thursday, when Israeli police entered the mosque compound and began uprooting trees, and a second time on Saturday when a group of right-wing […]

23 Dec
2:53

Settlers Enter The Al Aqsa Mosque

December 23, 2011 2:53 AM Saed Bannoura Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

A group of Israeli settlers entered that Al Aqsa Mosque on Thursday, in occupied East Jerusalem, under the protection of dozens of Israeli soldiers. The settlers were marking the ‚ÄúHanukkah‚ÄĚ Jewish feast; no clashes were reported.The Palestine News Network (PNN) reported that head of the Islamic Waqf Department,Sheikh Azzam Al-Khatib, […]

02 Oct
10:42

Sakhnin; Thousands Mark 11th Anniversary Of Al Aqsa Intifada

October 2, 2011 10:42 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

Responding to a decision by the Arab Higher follow-up committee in the 1948 territories, thousands of Arabs, Palestinians, participated in a ceremony commemorating the 11th anniversary of the Al Aqsa Intifada.The Intifada stated eleven years ago after the then-Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, visited on September 28th 2000, the Al […]

02 Oct
10:12

Mezan Center Report on 11th Anniversary of the Al Aqsa Intifada

October 2, 2011 10:12 AM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

On the 11thAnniversary of the Al-Aqsa Intifada: Al Mezan Calls for Protection and Respect for Civilian’s Rights and Accountability for Violators.Wednesday 28 September 2011 marks the eleventh anniversary of the second Palestinian Intifada (the Al Aqsa Intifada), which erupted due to a provocative visit by Israel‚Äôs then-opposition leader Ariel Sharon […]

22 Aug
7:14

Following A Night Protest In Jerusalem, Soldiers Invade Al Aqsa Mosque Yard

August 22, 2011 7:14 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli Policemen and members of the so-called Border Guard Units, closed on Sunday night after midnight the Bas Al Amoud area, one of the main gates of Jerusalem, while more than 1500 Palestinian youths continue their protest in the Al Aqsa mosque in Old Jerusalem.The army claimed that the closure […]

11 Jun
6:02

Army Breaks Into Al Aqsa Mosque Yards, Fires Gas Bombs At Worshipers

The Al Aqsa Foundation for Wadf and Heritage stated Friday that Israeli soldiers broke into the yards of the Al Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, attacked dozens of worshipers and fired gas bombs at them. The attack took place directly after the worshipers conducted Friday prayers at the mosque. […]

22 Apr
1:13

Israeli Excavations Continue Under The Al Aqsa Mosque

April 22, 2011 1:13 PM Saed Bannoura Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

The Al Aqsa Foundation for Islamic Endowment (Waqf) and Heritage reported Thursday that the Israeli Authorities are ongoing with their excavations under the Al Aqsa Mosque as they are ongoing with creating a network of tunnels under the mosque and around it. In its Thursday press release, the foundation stated […]

17 Sep
3:38

Israel Starts Preparations To Construct A Bridge Adjacent To Al Aqsa Mosque

September 17, 2010 3:38 PM Saed Bannoura Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

The Al Aqsa Foundation for Waqf and Heritage issued a statement on Thursday evening revealing that the Israeli Authorities started preparations for the construction of a bridge at the Mughrabi Gate adjacent to the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.The preparations started after an Israeli court approved the construction of the […]

14 Sep
9:11

Settlers Break Into The Yards Of The Al Aqsa Mosque

September 14, 2010 9:11 AM Saed Bannoura Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Local sources reported that nearly 130 settlers broke into the yards of the Al Aqsa mosque on Monday morning while the Israeli police kept the Palestinians away. The settlers broke into the yards of the mosque through the Al Mughrabi Gate. Local sources said that five groups of settlers broke […]