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  • Jordan urges EU to take firm stand against Israel over Al-Aqsa

    AMMAN: Jordan’s King Abdullah urged the European Union to take a firm stand against Israel over clashes at Al-Aqsa mosque compound, as he met the EU president on Sunday...

    The king, quoted by the royal palace, warned that the Al-Aqsa clashes would have “serious consequences,” especially in the absence of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians that have been stalled since April 2014...

  • Al Aqsa mosque shut after Jerusalem attack

    Israeli authorities said they had come from the flashpoint holy site, which includes the Al Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock, to commit the attack...

    The authorities took the highly unusual decision to close the Al Aqsa mosque compound for Friday prayers, leading to anger from Muslims and Jordan, the holy site’s custodian...

  • Israel removes metal detectors from Al Aqsa compound

    JERUSALEM: Israel removed metal detectors from entrances to the Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City on Tuesday in favour of CCTV cameras, hoping to calm days of bloodshed, but Palestinians said the modified security measures were still unacceptable...

    Israel installed the detectors at entry points to Al Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem after two police guards were fatally shot on July 14, setting off the bloodiest clashes...

  • Palestinians rejoice removal of metal detectors from Al Aqsa

    Thousands of Muslims have flocked to a contested Jerusalem holy site for the first organised prayers in almost two weeks after Israel removed controversial security measures placed at the entrance of the Al Aqsa mosque following a July 14 attack in which three Israeli Arab gunmen killed two Israeli police officers...

    Palestinians mounted the roof of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest place for Muslims, and waved their national flag...

  • Thousands rush to pray at Al Aqsa mosque amid tension

    JERUSALEM: Thousands of Muslim worshippers rushed to pray at Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa Mosque in chaotic scenes on Thursday after Israel backed down in the face of 10 days of often-violent unrest and removed security measures it had installed at the sacred site...

    At least 37 Palestinians were injured as Israeli security forces used sound bombs to control crowds of worshippers surging forth once the last gate Muslims are allowed to use to...

  • Clashes rock Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound

    JERUSALEM: Palestinians clashed with Israeli police at Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Sunday just hours before the start of the Jewish New Year, police and witnesses said...

    Read: Clashes in Jerusalem as Israeli police enter Al-Aqsa mosqueAccording to police, the rioters had barricaded themselves in the mosque overnight with the aim of disrupting visits by Jews to the site ahead of the start of New Year celebrations...

  • Clashes rock Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa compound for second day

    JERUSALEM: Muslims and Israeli police clashed at Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound for a second straight day on Monday as Jews celebrated their new year and protesters vowed to protect Islam's third-holiest site...

    Muslims have barricaded themselves inside Al-Aqsa amid protests over access to the site, venerated by Jews as the Temple Mount...

  • Clashes rock Al Aqsa compound for second day

    JERUSALEM: Muslims and Israeli police clashed at Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al Aqsa mosque compound for a second straight day on Monday as Jews celebrated their new year and protesters vowed to protect Islam’s third-holiest site...

    Muslims have barricaded themselves inside Al Aqsa amid protests over access to the site, venerated by Jews as the Temple Mount...

  • Israeli police enter Al Aqsa mosque compound

    Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said police entered the Al Aqsa mosque compound early in the morning to disperse a group of protesters who had holed up inside the mosque overnight...

    The director of Al Aqsa Mosque, Omar Kiswani, blamed Israeli police for the tensions and said the gate used for visitors to access the site should be shut...

  • Clashes in Jerusalem as Israeli police enter Al-Aqsa mosque

    JERUSALEM: Israeli police on Sunday entered Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque, one of Islam’s holiest sites, and clashed with Palestinians...

    Palestinians threw stones and fireworks while police fired stun grenades after security forces entered the Al-Aqsa compound, which is also revered by Jews, before briefly going inside the mosque itself...

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