Israel bans top Palestinian Waqf officials from Al-Aqsa

4 Mar 2019: Move follows Waqf Council’s decision to defy a 16-year Israeli ban and reopen the Bab al-Rahma building in Al-Aqsa. Police in Israel have extended bans on top Palestinian officials who oversee Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa compound from entering the holy site, in a move analysts warned could further escalate tensions. The decision on Sunday came weeks after the Islamic Waqf […]

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Israeli forces and settlers enter Al-Aqsa Mosque compound

3 June 2019: Hundreds of ultra-nationalist Jews guarded by riot police stream into the compound, sparking violence. Protests erupted on Sunday after Israeli forces entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound along with hundreds of ultra-nationalist Jews whom they allowed to access the compound on Jerusalem Day – when Israelis celebrate the anniversary of their occupation of East Jerusalem at the […]

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Israeli police assault worshippers, close Al-Aqsa compound

Mar 2019: Scuffles break out after Israeli police allege a firebomb was thrown at their post inside the holy compound. Israeli forces have closed all entrances to occupied East Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosquecomplex amid ongoing confrontation with Palestinian worshippers, a Palestinian official has said. “Dozens of Israeli soldiers stormed the Al-Aqsa compound and assaulted several religious figures,” […]

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