Showing posts with label holy sites. Show all posts
Showing posts with label holy sites. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Israel suspends actions that led to closure of Christian holy site

Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Israel on Tuesday suspended tax measures and other actions that led to the rare closure of the church built at what is seen as the holiest site in Christianity, shut down all week in protest.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Israel says UNESCO Hebron vote "shameful"

Israel on Friday slammed as "shameful" a resolution by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee to declare the West Bank's old city of Hebron a World Heritage site in danger.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

ISIS/ISIL blow up Mosul's historical al-Nuri mosque

The extremist Islamic State (IS) militants have blown up Mosul's historical al-Nuri mosque and its leaning minaret, as Iraqi forces are pushing near the Mosque area in the western side of Mosul, the Iraqi military said.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Israeli 'Attacks' on Al-Aqsa Mosque Could Spark Muslim 'Retaliation'

UNESCO recently announced that the Al-Aqsa Mosque, located in the Old City of Jerusalem, is a Muslim holy site. However, Israeli Prime Minister is "not paying attention to international rules" and plans to continue excavations under the mosque, which could lead to the destruction of the building, Iranian expert Emad Abshenass wrote for Sputnik.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Thousands of Jews attend priestly blessing at Western Wall

Thousands of Jewish faithful flocked early on Wednesday to the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City to receive the traditional Priestly Blessing from the Kohanim, or Hebrew priests.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Israel closes Al-Aqsa mosque till end of Ramadan after clashes

 Israeli authorities announced Tuesday they were closing Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound to non-Muslim visitors after a series of clashes between worshippers and police.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Israeli Court Orders Army to Stop Razing Homes of Palestinian Militants

Israel's High Court of Justice has issued injunctions against the demolition of six homes belonging to suspected Palestinian militants accused of killing Israelis in the West Bank, Agence France Presse reports.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Abbas condemns torching of West Bank site holy to Jews

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Friday condemned the torching by Palestinians of a West Bank site holy to Jews amid warnings it could inflame more than two weeks of deadly violence.

Palestinians Torch Jewish Holy Site in West Bank

Palestinian protesters torched parts of a Jewish holy site in a West Bank town, according to Israeli officials, who are preparing for more major protests on Friday amid a continuing wave of unrest.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Hamas official calls on Palestinians to 'take up arms'

A senior Hamas official Saturday called on Palestinians to take up arms to "defend" the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem after a rise in Jewish visitors to the flashpoint site.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Fresh clashes at break out at Aqsa compound

New clashes broke out on Monday morning between Israeli border police and Palestinians at Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, an Agence France-Presse journalist reported, with further trouble feared in the week ahead.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Settlers storm W. Bank holy site, clash with Palestinians

Hundreds of Jewish settlers forced their way into a Muslim shrine in the West Bank city of Nablus in the early hours of Monday, triggering clashes with Palestinian youths, according to eyewitnesses.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Israel arrests 39 after clashes in Jerusalem and West Bank

Israeli police said Sunday they had arrested 39 Palestinians in the West Bank and east Jerusalem after days of protest and clashes over the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Israel says "Palestinian incitement" responsible for Temple Mount violence

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that Palestinian incitement is responsible for the recent bout of violence in Jerusalem's flashpoint Temple Mount site.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Christians decry Israeli restrictions on holy sites

A delegation of Palestinian Christians visiting South Africa has complained about Israeli discrimination that restricts them from accessing holy sites in Jerusalem during Christian holidays.

Five million of our brothers: It is Turks who will shape Europe's future

Europe's future depends on the Turks who live there, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a large public rally on Thursday.