Search Results for : al aqsa mosque

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’s compound in occupied Jerusalem’s Old City, in large numbers, under Israeli police protection, raising Israeli flags and provoking confrontations with Muslim devotees and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 ‘denies 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’aretz daily reported. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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’s compound during March, including 1,114 settlers, 115 intelligence officers, 39 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

28 Jan
8:36

Islamic-Christian Commission: “Israel exploiting elections to Judaise al Aqsa mosque”

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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’s 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 – 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 “Hanukkah” Jewish feast; no clashes were reported.The Palestine News Network (PNN) reported that head of the Islamic Waqf Department,Sheikh Azzam Al-Khatib, […]

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 […]

01 Apr
8:09

Fundamentalist Group Plans To Break Into The Al Aqsa Mosque

April 1, 2010 8:09 PM Saed Bannoura Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

A fundamentalist Jewish group, calling itself Temple Mount & Erez Yisrael Faithful, issued a statement declaring its intention to march towards the Al Aqsa Mosque Thursday to mark the Jewish Passover feast.The group wrote on its website that it wants to march towards the Al Aqsa Mosque and called for […]

24 Mar
12:21

Three Fundamentalist Knesset Members To Tour the Al Aqsa Mosque

March 24, 2010 12:21 PM Saed Bannoura Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Three Israeli Knesset members of the National Union fundamentalist party stated that they intend to tour the yards of the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem on Wednesday. The three, Uri Ariel, Michael Ben-Ari, and Arieh Eldad, said that the motive of this tour is to protest the cancellation of “festivities […]

19 Jan
10:08

Silwan Street Collapse Increases, Meters Away From Al Aqsa Mosque Wall

January 19, 2010 10:08 PM Saed Bannoura Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

The Committee for Defending the Lands and Structures in Silwan town, in East Jerusalem, reported that the land slide and collapse that took place on Monday morning in the main road of Wadi Hilwa in Silwan had significantly increase due to the rain.The first collapse took place due to the […]

19 Jan
12:31

Israeli Excavations Lead To A Collapse Near The Al Aqsa Mosque

January 19, 2010 12:31 AM Saed Bannoura Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

The ongoing illegal Israeli excavations near and under the Al Aqsa Mosque and its surrounding areas, in occupied East Jerusalem, caused on Monday at dawn a collapse in the center of Wad Hilwa Street, in Silwan, south of the Al Aqsa Mosque. Jawad Siyam, head of the Wad Hilwa Information […]

15 Dec
1:46

Report: “Excavations Ongoing At The Al Aqsa Mosque Area”

December 15, 2009 1:46 PM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

The Aqsa foundation for Waqf and Heritage has revealed large scale Israeli excavations being executed in the area adjacent to the southern wall of Al-Aqsa mosque, the area is also known as the Umayyad Palaces area. The foundation confirmed that some of the excavation works were being carried out at […]

03 Dec
12:51

Sheikh Sabri Barred From Al Aqsa Mosque For Six Months

December 3, 2009 12:51 PM Saed Bannoura Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

The Israeli Authorities in Jerusalem handed Sheikh Ekrima Sabri, head of the Higher Islamic Committee in Jerusalem, a restriction order preventing him from entering the Al Aqsa Mosque, in East Jerusalem, for six months.Sheikh Sabri is also the Khatib of the Al Aqsa Mosque. The Sheikh was handed the new […]

23 Oct
7:08

Jewish Fundamentalist Groups Call For Attacking The Al Aqsa Mosque Sunday

October 23, 2009 7:08 AM Saed Bannoura Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

A number of fundamental groups in Israel called on their supporters to attack the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem on Sunday as part of a ceremony dedicated to the ‘temple mount’ day. The Al Aqsa foundation issued a press release stating the fundamental groups are planning a ceremony on Sunday […]

05 Oct
8:50

Israeli policemen surround the Al Aqsa Mosque

October 5, 2009 8:50 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Hundreds of Israeli policemen surrounded the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem in preparation to evacuate nearly 200 Palestinian staying there, allegedly to protect the mosque from likely settler attacks. The police are demanding that the Palestinians ‘leave the mosque and surrender’, and are threatening to evacuate them by force if […]

22 Aug
1:40

Forty years after burning it, the Al Aqsa Mosque still faces the same threats

On August 21, 1969, an Australian Jewish extremist identified as Michael Dennis Rohan set the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem on fire. The mosque is one of three most holy and most important places in the hearts of Muslims worldwide. The mosque burnt and the flames were spreading but the […]

07 Mar
2:17

Army attacks Palestinian volunteers inside the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem

On Thursday, Israeli border police troops attacked a group of Palestinian volunteers who were doing renovation and cleaning work inside the Al Aqsa mosque in the old city of Jerusalem.The Al Aqsa foundation, a Palestinian non-profit organization, which is doing the renovation work in Al Aqsa mosque, stated that this […]

05 Feb
11:04

Jailed Hamas legislators call for countering Israel’s plan to dig a tunnel near the Al Aqsa Mosque

February 5, 2008 11:04 AM IMEMC News Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Hams legislators, detained by Israel, called on the Palestinian people to counter a new Israeli plan to dig a new tunnel under the Islamic Neighborhood, near the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.In an urgent letter written by the legislators detained in Ayalon Israeli prison, the officials stated that what is […]

06 Apr
6:57

Mufti of Jerusalem: Israeli forces allow extremists to enter Al Aqsa Mosque under guise of tourism

April 6, 2007 6:57 PM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

For three days, dozens of fundamentalists from “Zion Christ” have stormed the courtyards of Al Aqsa Mosque under the heavy guard of Israeli police and special units. They went toward the Al Quds Funds and Waqf through the corridors. Another extremist group calling itself the “Temple Mount Trustees,” also attempted […]

17 Mar
8:45

Threat to Al Aqsa Mosque greater than ever after media and critics swayed by Israeli campaign

March 17, 2007 8:45 PM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

A prominent Jerusalem cartographer reported Saturday, “The demolition and excavation that began at the Moroccan Gate will allow Israelis and extremist Jews free access to the courtyard of Al Aqsa Mosque while it restricts freedom of movement and access to the Palestinians.” A prominent Jerusalem cartographer reported Saturday, “The demolition […]

26 Feb
2:06

Palestinian woman dies of wounds sustained two weeks ago in Al Aqsa Mosque

February 26, 2007 2:06 AM Saed Bannoura Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Palestinian medical sources in Jerusalem reported on Sunday that a Jerusalem woman died of wounds she sustained two weeks ago. She was injured during an Israeli attack that targeted people protesting against the excavations near the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.The woman, Yosra Ahmad Al Rajabi, aged 60, from Beit […]

23 Feb
6:33

Palestinians under the age of 45 barred from entering Al Aqsa Mosque on Friday

February 23, 2007 6:33 AM Saed Bannoura Jerusalem, News Report 0

In another Israeli decision that could lead to further tension in Jerusalem, the Israeli authorities decided to bar all Palestinian residents under the age of 45 from entering the Al Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem for Friday prayers.Israeli media sources reported that the Israeli Police and Border Guard Units will […]

15 Feb
3:04

Sabri: “Digging near the Al Aqsa Mosque aims to gain control over it”

February 15, 2007 3:04 AM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestine, Sheikh Ekrima Sabri, slammed the Israeli digging near the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. He considers it part of an Israeli plan to control the mosque and its surrounding areas.Sheikh Sabri stated that Israel claimed that it stopped the digging, but on the […]

11 Feb
2:54

Arab residents of Israel call on UN to stop Jerusalem dig near the Al Aqsa Mosque

February 11, 2007 2:54 AM Saed Bannoura Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Several Arab leaders in Israel called on the international community to act against the Israeli digging near the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. The leaders said that East Jerusalem is occupied and Israel as an occupying force does not have any right to take any action there. The Higher Arab […]

10 Feb
1:42

Thousands protest in Nazareth against excavations near Al Aqsa Mosque

February 10, 2007 1:42 AM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

At least twenty-thousand Arab residents of Israel, residents of Nazareth city, protested on Friday against the Israeli excavations near the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.The protest took off after Friday prayers at Al Salaam Mosque in the city carrying Palestinian and green flags while chanting slogans against the Israeli attacks, […]

09 Feb
9:22

Israel is still digging near the Al Aqsa Mosque, predicts Friday protests

February 9, 2007 9:22 AM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

On Thursday, Israeli bulldozers continued digging near the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. In the streets, thousands of Palestinians continued their protest against the digging, and the Israeli police is anticipating massive protests following Friday prayers at the mosque.The Israeli army and police increased their force presence in the area […]

07 Feb
3:58

Bethlehem student protest against Israeli demolitions at Al Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem’s Old City

February 7, 2007 3:58 AM IMEMC Agencies Bethlehem, News Report, The Wall 0

Several student blocs from Bethlehem University and Al Quds University protested the Israeli destruction of Al Aqsa Mosque’s Moroccan Gate on Tuesday afternoon. The students took to the streets of Bethlehem and shouted slogans criticising the continued threat to Muslim holy sites and the process of purging Jerusalem of its […]

07 Feb
1:48

Jordan slams Israeli digging near Al Aqsa Mosque

February 7, 2007 1:48 AM IMEMC Agencies Arab World, Holy sites, News Report 0

King Abdullah of Jordan stated on Tuesday that the Israeli digging near the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem is considered an Israeli attack against one of the sacred Muslim holy sites, and could disrupt the Arab-Israeli peace talks.King Abdullah stated that the digging is a serious attack against sacred Muslim […]

06 Feb
4:09

Israeli troops start demolition near Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

February 6, 2007 4:09 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

On Tuesday Israeli bulldozers moved towards the al-Maghareba (Moroccan) gate of the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem’s old city and started demolishing parts of a mound covering a walkway. Security guards were stationed at entrances to the compound and Israeli military and 2,000 members of the Israeli police force patrolled the […]

04 Feb
1:19

Chief Justice calls on all Palestinians to join in stopping destruction of Al Aqsa Mosque’s wall

February 4, 2007 1:19 AM IMEMC Agencies Jerusalem, News Report 0

Chief Palestinian Islamic Justice, Sheikh Taysir Tamimi is calling for massive participation in protest on Sunday to defend Al Aqsa Mosque. The Muslim holy site is under major duress as Israeli forces continue to excavate underneath, creating tunnels which threaten the foundation.Above ground Israeli forces are building settlement outposts on […]

24 Jan
1:49

Israeli settlers overtake houses in close proximity to Al Aqsa Mosque

January 24, 2007 1:49 AM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Abdel Halim lives as a prisoner, within dark rooms that sun does not reach, behind bars and high walls. But this is not a prison, it is an Israeli military compound and one of the hundreds of militarized settlements Palestinians must deal with on their own land. Abdel Halim lives […]

23 Jan
4:24

Israeli PM grants license to build Jewish synagogue at door of Muslim Quarter near Al Aqsa Mosque

January 23, 2007 4:24 AM Saed Bannoura Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

The current Israeli Prime Minister and former Mayor of Jerusalem is achieving his dream to further Judaize the Palestinian capital. Ehud Olmert has granted a license for a Jewish synagogue to be built 40 feet from Al Aqsa Mosque.The Israelis would not allow President Arafat to be buried in Jerusalem […]

22 Jan
2:45

Islamic Movement in Israel: “Israel is still digging under Al Aqsa Mosque”

January 22, 2007 2:45 AM IMEMC Agencies Jerusalem, News Report 0

The Islamic Movement in Israel, headed by member of Knesset Ibrahim Sarsour, said on Sunday that Israel is still digging and carrying out excavations under the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, which is threatening the foundations of the mosque.Israeli online daily, Haaretz, reported that Sarsour said that Israel paid a […]

08 Nov
8:25

Extremist Jewish groups calls for attacking the Al Aqsa Mosque

November 8, 2006 8:25 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News brief, Palestine 0

Israeli sources reported on Wednesday that an extremist Jewish group threatened that it will attack the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem on Thursday. The Al Aqsa Foundation for Muslim Holy Sites held Israel responsible for any attack against the mosque. The Foundation issued a press release stating that the Jewish […]

13 Oct
2:41

Qalandia checkpoint closed, stopping worshippers on route to Al Aqsa mosque

October 13, 2006 2:41 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News brief, Palestine 0

The military checkpoint, Qalandia, separating the West Bank city of Ramallah and Jerusalem was closed by Israeli troops today, denying the access of Palestinian worshippers to attend Friday prayers in the Al Aqsa mosque.   Reports say troops fired rubber bullets, tier gas and used water cannons on the scores of […]

11 Oct
2:21

Jerusalem grand Mufti warns of attacks against the Al Aqsa Mosque

October 11, 2006 2:21 AM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Holy Land, Skeikh Mohammad Hussein Khateeb, warned that any attack by extremist Jewish groups against the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem could lead the area into a new wave of violence. The statements of Khateeb came after an Israeli members of Knesset, National Union […]

06 Oct
6:05

Several residents injured while attempting to reach the Al Aqsa Mosque for Friday prayers

October 6, 2006 6:05 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Palestinian sources reported on Friday that Israeli soldiers and policemen barred hundreds of Palestinians from reaching the Al Aqsa Mosque for Friday prayers, marking the second Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, several residents, including children, were injured. On Friday morning, soldiers barred hundreds of residents from Bethlehem […]

05 Oct
4:46

Israeli Police arrest a Rabbi who threatened to carry out a terror attack against Al Aqsa Mosque

October 5, 2006 4:46 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

The Israeli Police in Jerusalem arrested on Thursday a Jerusalem Rabbi suspected of threatening a terrorist attack against the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, Israeli online daily Haaretz reported.   The rabbi was arrested after a security officer ay Dan Panorama Hotel in Tel Aviv informed the Israeli police that […]

23 Sep
7:05

Sheikh Al Tamimi: Israeli authorities continue to threaten stability of Al Aqsa Mosque

September 23, 2006 7:05 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Islamic leaders, including Chief Justice Sheikh Taysir Al Tamimi, are expressing deep concern over the Israeli government excavation of a new tunnel near the Al Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem’s Old City. The Israeli administration is using the proximity of the Jewish Wailing Wall in East Jerusalem to further disrupt […]

03 Aug
7:56

Israeli police close the old city of Jerusalem, bars residents under 45 from entering Al Aqsa Mosque

August 3, 2006 7:56 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News brief, Palestine 0

The Israeli police closed all entrances to the old city of Jerusalem om Thursday morning, and closed the Al-Aqsa Mosque for residents under 45 years old. Local residents in the city reported said that Israeli police have intensified their presence in the old city since early morning hours, and installed […]

02 Aug
1:26

Israeli Supreme Court decides to allow Jewish extremist groups into Al Aqsa Mosque

August 2, 2006 1:26 PM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Top Islamic leaders, including Chief Islamic Justice Sheikh Taysir Al Tamimi, are meeting in Jerusalem today to discuss yesterday’s decision by the Israeli Supreme Court to allow members of Jewish extremist groups to enter the Al Aqsa Mosque. While the Mosque is one of holiest sites in the world for […]

28 Mar
7:53

Israel seals Gaza border, closes Al Aqsa Mosque during Israeli elections Tuesday

March 28, 2006 7:53 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The border crossings between Israel and the Gaza Strip – Karni, Erez and Kerem Shalom – have been tightly sealed by Israeli forces during Israeli elections on Tuesday. The Israel Army also tightened a closure on the West Bank, including closing the main Ramallah-Jerusalem checkpoint, Qalandia checkpoint, to Palestinians. Thousands […]

18 Mar
9:02

Illegal Israeli Digging Beneath Western Wall of Al Aqsa Mosque Continues

March 18, 2006 9:02 PM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli construction companies, with support from Israeli armed forces, have resumed digging underneath the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, apparently in a bid to undermine the foundations of the ancient mosque and cause it to collapse, reported the Al Aqsa Institution for the Renovation of Islamic Sites Friday. The Institution has […]

10 Feb
11:50

Hundreds of resident protest in Al Aqsa mosque

February 10, 2006 11:50 PM IMEMC Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, Non-violent action 0

On Friday afternoon, hundreds of Palestinian residents protested in the main yard of the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, against the controversial cartoon printed in a Danish newspaper two weeks ago.The protectors carried Muslim flags, the holy Quran and chanted slogans against the cartoons and the countries of the newspapers that […]

10 Feb
10:12

Israel enforces total closure on Jerusalem, bans Muslims from praying at Al Aqsa Mosque

February 10, 2006 10:12 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News brief, Palestine 0

Israeli police and army units enforced a total closure on Jerusalem Friday morning and banned Muslims under the age of 45 from praying at Al Aqsa mosque.   Police and military units were widely deployed in and around the old city, due to Israeli officials’ expectation that Muslims would demonstrate […]

16 Oct
1:39

Israeli police bars extremist settlers from entering Al Aqsa mosque

October 16, 2005 1:39 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

The Israeli police rejected a request filed by an Israeli extremist group which calls it self “Temple Mount Trustees” to enter Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem on Tuesday, during the celebrations of the Socot Jewish feast. General Elan Franco, commander of the Jerusalem Police, said that the entry of the […]

24 Aug
8:40

Extremist Jewish group calls for leveling Al Aqsa Mosque

Extremist Jewish groups started recently a media campaign calling for leveling Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem as a “compensation for evacuating the settlements in the Gaza Strip”. Al Aqsa Foundation for Rebuilding the Islamic Holy Sites reported that these groups distributed colored leaflets showing two images of Al Aqsa Mosque; […]

09 Aug
9:46

Israeli right-wing demonstrators try to invade al Aqsa mosque

August 9, 2005 9:46 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News brief, Palestine 0

A group of Israeli right-wing demonstrators tried on Tuesday morning to invade the al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem under the protection of the Israeli police. The protestors and the police were stopped at the entrance by some of the Palestinians who were at the mosque at the time, as well […]

18 May
8:09

60,000 Mark the Beginning of Ramadan at Al-Aqsa Mosque

Some 60,000 Muslim worshipers from occupied East Jerusalem and Arab towns across Israel, on Friday, prayed at Al-Aqsa Mosque  in Jerusalem, to mark the start of Ramadan, WAFA correspondence reports. Masses of devotees made their way to the mosque compound, where they performed their first “Taraweeh” prayer to mark the […]

18 Apr
9:07

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Guard Of Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Wednesday, a Palestinian guard of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem and summoned four others for interrogation. Media sources in Jerusalem said the soldiers abducted the guard, identified as Arafat Najeeb, while trying to enter the holy site through Hotta Gate. They added that the soldiers […]

12 Mar
11:54

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian In Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at noon, a young Palestinian man who was praying in the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, and took them to an interrogation facility. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers stopped the Palestinian in front of the mosque and abducted him before moving him […]

18 Feb
5:53

Dozens of Settlers Intrude on Al-Aqsa Mosque

Extremist Israeli settlers, backed by Israeli special forces and rapid intervention troops, continued on Wednesday morning with ritual intrusions into the courtyards of al-Aqsa Mosque compound, via the Moroccan gate. Jerusalemite sources reported, according to Al Ray, that Israeli police opened the gate at 7:30 am, in preparation for the […]

15 Feb
2:41

Israeli Colonists Seriously Injure A Palestinian Man near Al-Aqsa Mosque

Palestinian medical sources have reported, on Wednesday evening, that a young Palestinian man suffered serious wounds after being attacked by extremist Israeli colonists, while leaving the al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem. Medics of the Palestinian Red Crescent (PRC) rushed to the mosque and provided the young man with the urgently […]

21 Jan
10:10

Soldiers Abduct A Guard Of Al-Aqsa Mosque In Occupied Jerusalem

January 21, 2018 10:10 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of soldiers accompanied a group of extremist Israeli colonists into the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, Sunday, and conducted provocative tours, before abducting a guard of the holy site. The Islamic Waqf and Endowment Department in Jerusalem said the soldiers abducted Khalil Tarhouni, from the […]

03 Jan
10:25

In Violation of Longstanding Agreement, Settlers Perform Marriage at Al-Aqsa Mosque

In violation of a longstanding agreement between Jordan and Israel, which prevents non-Muslim religious rituals from being performed at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem, a group of Israelis reportedly performed a marriage ritual inside the compound on Wednesday. WAFA reported, according to Ma’an, that a group of […]

03 Jan
9:38

Tens of Thousands of Settlers Raid Al-Aqsa Mosque in 2017

Tens of thousands of Jewish Israeli settlers are known to have raided the Al-Aqsa in 2017, Anadolu reported. The Director of Islamic Endowment and Al-Aqsa Affairs Department gave the figure on Monday, as 25,630 extremist Jews were documented as having taken part in incursions at the holy site in occupied […]

23 Dec
2:35

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Turkish Citizens Near Al-Aqsa Mosque

Updated: On Saturday evening, December 23, an Israeli court in occupied Jerusalem decided to release the four Turkish citizens, after ordering them to pay 1000 shekels each, and issued orders preventing them from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque for twenty days. Updated From: Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Turkish Citizens Near Al-Aqsa Mosque […]

04 Dec
9:13

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Guards Of Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, four guards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, and took them to several detention and interrogation centers. The soldiers abducted Luay Abu Sa’ad, while trying to enter the mosque through Bab al-Asbat (Gate of The Tribes). In addition, the soldiers abducted […]

28 Nov
8:53

53 Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli settlers and occupation forces continue their violations of the sanctity of holy sites in Palestine, with raids occurring on an almost daily basis. Settlers, on Monday, stormed into  Al-Aqsa Mosque from  al-Mughrabi Gate, under strict security protection from police who imposed restrictions on worshipers entering  the mosque, especially at […]

27 Nov
7:57

65 Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque

November 27, 2017 7:57 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Dozens of extremist Israeli settlers and members of Israeli occupation forces stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque from Al-Maghariba gate, on Sunday morning, guarded by Israeli special forces. About 65 settlers and three members of Israeli security entered the compound in several groups, staging provocative tours in various areas of the yards, according […]

07 Nov
8:55

Cameras to Monitor Palestinians at Al-Aqsa Mosque as Settlers and Police Continue Systematic Provocations

Israeli occupation police have begun placing new cameras at the Council Gate of Al-Aqsa Mosque, to monitor Palestinians’ entry and exit through the Islamic holy site. Director of Al-Aqsa Academy for Science and Heritage Sheikh Najeh Bkeerat said, according to Days of Palestine, that Israeli police “are placing the cameras […]

26 Oct
7:51

Dozens of Extremist Settlers Break into Al-Aqsa Mosque

Scores of Israeli extremist settlers, backed by Israeli special forces and rapid intervention troops, broke into the courtyards of al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Wednesday morning. Jerusalemite sources reported that some 51 settlers stormed al-Aqsa via Maghariba gate, and carried out provocative tours in its courtyards where they were met with […]

09 Oct
5:38

Over Three Hundred Settlers Invade Al-Aqsa Mosque

More than 300 Israeli settlers, escorted by police, broke into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem on Sunday morning. The settlers performed rituals, marking the Sukkot Jewish holiday, while Israeli police, stationed at the gates of the compound, imposed strict restrictions on the entry of Muslim worshipers to […]

04 Oct
7:52

Israel Bans Children from Playing in Al-Aqsa Mosque Courtyard

Israeli occupation authorities have prohibiting Muslim children from playing in the courtyards surrounding Al-Aqsa Mosque. A report by the Israeli TV Channel 7 said that orders were issued to police units at Al-Aqsa in occupied Jerusalem not to allow children to play with balls in the courtyards. It also reported, […]

01 Oct
9:33

85 Israeli Settlers Break into Al-Aqsa Mosque

Dozens of Israeli settlers carried out Talmudic rituals after breaking into Al-Aqsa Mosque Courtyards from Magharba Gate, on Sunday morning, heavily guarded by special Israeli forces. Mosque sources said, according to the PNN, that extremists settlers provocatively carried out Talmudic rituals and prayers in the mosque, and that an extremist […]

29 Sep
3:48

154 Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque under Protection of Israeli Forces

September 29, 2017 3:48 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

154 settlers stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque, under heavy guard protection from the Israeli forces on Thursday morning. Settlers raided the area from Al Maghariba Gate, through small groups, and carried out suspicious and provocative tours in the holy site. The first group of settlers came  in the morning, while other groups […]

22 Aug
9:42

Israeli Police Bar Entry of Books to Al-Aqsa Mosque

On Tuesday, Israeli police stationed at the gates leading to Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in Jerusalem’s Old City, prevented the entry of textbooks destined for three Palestinian schools located inside the Muslim holy compound. The books were going to two high schools and a kindergarten. The police prevented the entry of […]