Palestine Crisis - Special Reports

Israeli measures at al-Aqsa will 'increase resistance'

New Israeli measures of control will fuel the uprising in the occupied Palestinian territories, experts say.
2017-07-22 10:07 | News | Aljazeera

Israel sends more troops to West Bank after stabbing, unrest

Three Palestinians have been killed in street clashes in Jerusalem and three Israelis have died in a stabbing attack at a West Bank settlement
2017-07-22 08:07 | News | NewsDay

Palestinian Authority Cuts Contact With Israel Over Al-Aqsa Dispute

The Palestinian Authority will stop all cooperation and communication with Israel, the Palestinian president said late on Friday. All contact will end until Israel removes the metal detectors from the entrance to the Aqsa mosque compound, Mahmoud Abbas said at a co
2017-07-22 06:07 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Israel | AlBawaba

Mahmoud Abbas freezes contact with Israel over al-Aqsa

President Mahmoud Abbas' move follows deadly clashes that left three Palestinians dead and hundreds more wounded.
2017-07-22 00:07 | News | Aljazeera

Al-Aqsa: Palestinians killed as Jerusalem protests rage

Clashes continue to rage between Israeli forces and Palestinian demonstrators across occupied territories.
2017-07-21 19:07 | News | Aljazeera

Israel plans 1,100 settlement units to cut off Ramallah from East Jerusalem

Israel's Construction and Housing Ministry is planning a major housing project that includes 1,100 units with far-reaching consequences for northeast Jerusalem, Haaretz reported Thursday.
2017-07-21 16:07 | News | IINA

Al-Aqsa: Clashes in Jerusalem's Old City

At least three Palestinians killed and over a hundred protesters injured in clashes over the al-Aqsa Mosque controversy.
2017-07-21 15:07 | News | Aljazeera

Israeli Security Forces Clash with Palestinian Protesters: One Dead, Over 100 Injured

A Palestinian died  after being shot in the head in an east Jerusalem neighbourhood near the Old City on Friday, the Palestinian health ministry said, as clashes broke out between Israeli forces and Palestinian protesters.  The ministrydid not specify who was behind the shooting in the Ras al-Amud neighbourhood.
2017-07-21 14:07 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Palestinian Arena | AlBawaba

Israeli Security Forces Clash with Palestinian Protesters: One Dead, Over 100 Injured

A Palestinian died after being shot in the head in an east Jerusalem neighbourhood near the Old City on Friday, the Palestinian health ministry said, as clashes broke out between Israeli forces and Palestinian protesters.  The ministrydid not specify who was behind the shooting in the Ras al-Amud neighbourhood.
2017-07-21 14:07 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Palestinian Arena | AlBawaba

Jerusalem on alert as religious tensions rise over holy site

Israel bolstered security in the Old City of Jerusalem on Friday and prepared for possible clashes with Muslim worshippers after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided metal detectors at a sensitive holy site would not be removed. There have been daily confrontations between Palestinians hurling rocks and Israeli police using stun grenades since the detectors were placed at the entrance to the shrine, known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, on Sunday, after the killing
2017-07-21 13:07 | News | AbrarOnline

Palestinian Anger Mounts as Israel Restricts Access to Al-Aqsa

Israeli police Friday restricted entry of Muslim worshipers to Jerusalem’s Old City and flashpoint the Al-Aqsa Mosque, after late Thursday’s decision by the Israeli Cabinet to keep the metal detectors at the entrances of the holy site.
2017-07-21 10:07 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Palestinian Arena | AlBawaba

World reacts to Israel-Palestinian fallout over al-Aqsa

US, Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon weigh in as protests continue over Israeli-led restrictions on Palestinians at holy site.
2017-07-21 07:07 | News | Aljazeera

Remove Jerusalem metal detectors, Erdogan tells Israel

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday urged his Israeli counterpart Reuven Rivlin to swiftly remove metal detectors that have outraged Muslim Palestinian worshippers at a sensitive holy site in annexed east Jerusalem.
2017-07-20 20:07 | Middle East | DailyStar

Al-Aqsa and the Old City of Jerusalem

Rising tensions in East Jerusalem have led to increased security measures at some of the holiest sites in the world.
2017-07-20 14:07 | News | Aljazeera

Israel faces mounting Palestinian anger over holy site metal detectors

Palestinians pray as Israeli police officers look on by newly installed metal detectors at an entrance to the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City July 16, 2017.Ammar Awad Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is weighing whether to remove metal detectors at a Jerusalem holy site whose installation after a deadly attack last week has stoked Palestinian protests, an Israeli cabinet minister said on Thursday. There have been nightly confrontations between
2017-07-20 14:07 | News | AbrarOnline

Israeli police close Al-Aqsa Mosque compound

Amid rising tensions over new metal detectors at one of Islam’s holiest sites, Israeli authorities on Wednesday closed the gates of Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa compound, preventing Palestinians from entering the site, according to a Palestinian official. “This evening, Israeli police officers closed the Al-Aqsa Mosque gates and prevented worshipers from entering,” Firas al-Dibs, a spokesman for the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf, was quoted as saying by Anadolu Agency. “The police deployed dozens of Israeli officers at the gates, closed down the holy
2017-07-20 14:07 | News | AbrarOnline

Palestinian man killed after alleged stabbing

Victim identified by local news media as Muhammad Hussein Ahmad Tnouh, who Israeli forces say tried to stab a soldier.
2017-07-20 13:07 | News | Aljazeera

Amman Opera: Zeina Barhoum Rises to the Occasion at Performance of Verdi’s La Traviata

The first ever opera festival in the Arab world debuted yesterday, and it took place in Amman. Featuring Palestinian-Jordanian soprano Zeina Barhoum, the show will feature two performances of Verdi’s La Traviata ( The Fallen Woman ), the next on Saturday; Barhoum takes on the role of Violetta, the main character and a courtesan who becomes half of an impossible love story.
2017-07-20 11:07 | ENTERTAINMENT, Latest News, Music Reviews | AlBawaba

Radiohead defies boycott calls for Israel concert

Radiohead defied calls to boycott Israel over its occupation of Palestinian territory and played for tens of thousands in Tel Aviv on July 19, with singer Thom Yorke having dismissed critics as patronizing
2017-07-20 11:07 | News | Hurriyet

The Story Behind the Jerusalem Attack: How Trump and Netanyahu Pushed Palestinians Into a Corner

Early October 2016, Misbah Abu Sbeih left his wife and five children at home and then drove to an Israeli police station in Occupied Palestinian East Jerusalem. The 39-year-old Jerusalemite was scheduled to hand himself over to serve a term of 4 months in jail for, allegedly, trumped up charges of "trying to hit an … Continue reading "The Story Behind the Jerusalem Attack: How Trump and Netanyahu Pushed Palestinians Into a Corner" The post
2017-07-20 04:07 | Uncategorized | AntiWar

Palestinians clash with Israeli forces outside al-Aqsa

Tensions grow in occupied East Jerusalem after Israel implements new security measures at al-Aqsa compound.
2017-07-19 21:07 | News | Aljazeera

The Story behind the Jerusalem Attack

Early October 2016, Misbah Abu Sbeih left his wife and five children at home and then drove to an Israeli police station in Occupied Palestinian East Jerusalem. The 39-year-old Jerusalemite was scheduled to hand himself over to serve a term of 4 months in jail for, allegedly, trumped up charges of ‘trying to hit an […]
2017-07-19 20:07 | Donald Trump, Israel/Palestine, Occupation | DissidentVoice

Netanyahu Tells European Leaders Concern for Palestinian Rights Is “Crazy”

Israel's prime minister urged four European leaders to help him undermine a provision of a trade agreement that obliges Israel to respect human rights. The post Netanyahu Tells European Leaders Concern for Palestinian Rights Is “Crazy” appeared first on The Intercept .
2017-07-19 19:07 | Robert Mackey | TheIntercept

U.S. Lawmakers Seek to Criminally Outlaw Support for Boycott Campaign Against Israel

The two parties join together to sponsor a bill, spearheaded by AIPAC, that would be one of the most authoritarian congressional measures in years. The post U.S. Lawmakers Seek to Criminally Outlaw Support for Boycott Campaign Against Israel appeared first on The Intercept .
2017-07-19 16:07 | Free expression, Glenn Greenwald, Israel | TheIntercept

On hot mic, Israeli PM admits to Syria strikes on Hezbollah

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was caught by a live microphone Wednesday claiming to have conducted dozens of attacks on Hezbollah forces in Syria and railing against the European Union's "crazy" insistence on resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
2017-07-19 16:07 | Middle East | DailyStar

Al-Aqsa Mosque imam Sabri injured in Israeli firing

Imam of the Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Ikrima Sabri was injured Tuesday by a plastic bullet after praying outside the gates of the famous site, according to Palestinian medical personnel. The imam had just finished leading the night prayer when Israeli police attempted to disperse worshippers by force, leaving many injured, some seriously, according to the Palestine’s Red Crescent Society. Sabri was taken to the Al Maqassid Hospital in eastern Jerusalem, and his condition has not been disclosed. The shooting Tuesday
2017-07-19 15:07 | News | AbrarOnline

China's Xi pledges support to full sovereignty of Palestine

China supports a two-state solution in the Middle East and full sovereignty for Palestine, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced Tuesday.
2017-07-19 14:07 | News | IINA

Gaza on Verge of Collapse as Israel Sends 2.2M People "Back to Middle Ages" in Electricity Crisis

Israeli-imposed restrictions have limited electricity in Gaza to barely four hours a day, creating a humanitarian catastrophe for its 2 million residents. In 2012, the World Health Organization warned that Gaza would be uninhabitable by 2020. The U.N. now says the area has already become unlivable, with living conditions in Gaza deteriorating faster than expected. We go directly to Gaza to speak with Raji Sourani, an award-winning human rights lawyer and director of the Palestinian Center for Human Rights in
2017-07-19 12:07 | News | DemocracyNow

Headlines for July 19, 2017

Trump to "Let Obamacare Fail" After Republicans Fail on Health Bill, Al Gore Voices Support for Single-Payer Healthcare, House Budget Plan Guts Health and Welfare Spending, Boosts Military, President Trump Held Second G20 Talk with Russian President Putin, 8th Person at Don Jr. Meeting with Russians is Accused Money Launderer, State Department Moves to Shutter War Crimes Office, Yemen: 20 Civilians Killed Near Taiz as Saudis Block U.N. Flight, Saudi Arabia: Religious Police Arrest Woman for Wearing Miniskirt, Gaza Health
2017-07-19 12:07 | News | DemocracyNow

"Day of Rage" Clashes Expected In Jerusalem

Fresh clashes were expected in Jerusalem on Wednesday, after Palestinian authorities called for a "Day of Rage" following the introduction of heightened security checks for Muslims at a holy site.
2017-07-19 09:07 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Palestinian Arena | AlBawaba

Palestinian shot dead by Israeli army in Hebron area

Israeli soldiers say driver ploughed his vehicle through a checkpoint towards them before they shot him.
2017-07-18 21:07 | News | Aljazeera

A Minority Within a Minority: Who Are Israel’s Druze Community?

The recent killing of two Druze police officers by Palestinian gunmen in East Jerusalem's Old City - all Israeli citizens - has cast a spotlight on the minority community in Israel.But who are the Druze? And where do they stand in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?  Minority within a minority
2017-07-18 18:07 | NEWS, Behind the News, Israel | AlBawaba

Prince Hassan of Jordan: Issues Surrounding Jerusalem Are "Emotional, Spiritual — Ethereal and Legal"

On Friday, July 14, two Israeli police officers and three Arab Israeli gunmen were killed within Al Haram Al Sharif compound. This raises the eternal question of Jerusalem and the management of holy space. Sadly, religion, and the way we worship, is being politicised and used as a means of posture. Can the people of Jerusalem — the living, breathing city, not just a city of heritage — ever live in peace without a clear definition of
2017-07-18 15:07 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Palestinian Arena | AlBawaba

Palestinian rams car into Israeli soldiers, shot dead: army

A Palestinian driver rammed his vehicle into a group of Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday and was shot dead by the troops, the Israeli military said
2017-07-18 15:07 | Middle East | DailyStar

Israel confiscates solar panels supplying power for Palestinian village

Israel has seized solar panels providing power to the Palestinian village of Jub a-Dib, depriving it of all electricity, as the village is not connected to the power grid. B'Tselem reported Monday.
2017-07-18 14:07 | News | IINA

Dozens of Palestinians injured in clashes with Israeli forces at Al-Aqsa gate

The number of Palestinians injured in clashes with the Israeli forces at Al-Aqsa Mosque's Al-Asbat Gate has increased to 50 people, the Palestinian Red Crescent said Monday.
2017-07-18 13:07 | News | IINA

Headlines for July 18, 2017

Senate Republican Healthcare Plan Has Collapsed, For Now, Top Gov't Ethics Watchdog: U.S. is "Close to Laughingstock", White House Releases Plans for NAFTA Renegotiation, U.N. Urges Iraqi Gov't to Stop "Collective Punishment" of ISIS Family Members, South Korea Invites North Korea to Hold Military Talks at DMZ on Friday, Gaza Electricity Crisis Continues Amid Sweltering Summer Heat, Japan: Up to 700,000 Tons of Fukushima Waste Could Be Dumped in Pacific, Texas: White Former Cop Indicted for Murdering 15-Year-Old Jordan Edwards,
2017-07-18 12:07 | News | DemocracyNow

Mapping Hope In The Israel-Palestine Conflict – OpEd

Two graduate researchers have launched an ambitious project to map levels of hope (or hopelessness) for peace in the Israel-Palestine
2017-07-18 04:07 | 1, Opinion, Social Issues | EurasiaReview

AIPAC Still Our Biggest Foreign Agent

Alleged Russian meddling in the US electoral process will be the subject of a Senate Judiciary Hearing on Wednesday. The hearing is titled "Oversight of the Justice Department’s (Non) Enforcement of the Foreign Agents Registration Act: Lessons from the Obama Administration and Current Compliance Practices." In 1938 the U.S. Congress passed the Foreign Agents Registration … Continue reading "AIPAC Still Our Biggest Foreign Agent" The post AIPAC Still Our Biggest Foreign Agent appeared
2017-07-18 04:07 | Uncategorized | AntiWar

10 Years After Gaza Takeover, Hamas Under Pressure To Surrender Power

Ten years ago, the Islamist group Hamas took over the Gaza Strip in a bloody coup. Now, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is cutting back on financial support to pressure Hamas leaders.
2017-07-17 21:07 | News | NPR

Islamic leaders boycott Jerusalem site over metal detectors

Islamic leaders called on Muslims on Monday to boycott a Jerusalem holy site at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a gesture of protest after Israel set up metal detectors at the site's entrance gates following a deadly Arab attack there last week.
2017-07-17 20:07 | Middle East | DailyStar

Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter moved to house arrest

An Israeli soldier who shot dead a wounded Palestinian assailant will be placed on house arrest pending his appeal of his manslaughter conviction and 18-month sentence, the army said Monday
2017-07-17 16:07 | Middle East | DailyStar

Iranian FM says ISIS, Al-Nusra, Al-Qaeda get their money & ideology from US allies

The Iranian Foreign Minister has accused Washington’s allies in the Middle East of sponsoring terrorism. Mohammad Javad Zarif was speaking to CNN, commenting on US President Donald Trump’s apparent anti-Iranian policy in the region. In an exclusive interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, Zarif said Trump’s stance towards Iran, which includes accusations of Tehran sponsoring terrorism, represented a “misplaced and misguided policy.” “We know where the terrorists are coming from. We know those who attacked the World Trade Center were citizens
2017-07-17 13:07 | News | AbrarOnline

Swiss site says report of plot to strip Qatar of World Cup was 'fake'

A story claiming that six Arab nations had written to FIFA demanding that Qatar be stripped of the World Cup in 2022 was published on what appeared to be a fake version of a Swiss news website, the site's co-founder said on Sunday. The report, carried on a website resembling The Local, included quotes purporting to be from FIFA President Gianni Infantino.
2017-07-17 12:07 | Sport, Football, Main Headlines | AlBawaba

Why are Palestinians Refusing to Enter Al-Aqsa?

Israel reopened  an ultra-sensitive holy site Sunday closed after an attack that killed two policemen, but Muslim worshippers were refusing to enter due to new security measures including metal detectors and cameras. Crowds chanted "Allahu Akbar" (God is Greatest) as a number of initial visitors entered Jerusalem's Haram al-Sharif compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount.
2017-07-17 10:07 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Palestine | AlBawaba

France urges resumption of Israel-Palestine peace talks

President Macron says France is ready to apply diplomatic levers towards renewed negotiations, but gives no specifics.
2017-07-16 15:07 | News | Aljazeera

Israeli committee approves bill prohibiting Jerusalem division in any political settlement

Israel's Ministerial Committee on Legislation Affairs on Sunday approved a bill that prohibits the division of Jerusalem city in any future peace deal with the Palestinians.
2017-07-16 14:07 | News | IINA

Security tight, holy site shut after Jerusalem attack

Security forces locked down parts of Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday and an ultra-sensitive holy site remained closed after an attack that killed two police officers and heightened Israeli-Palestinian tensions.
2017-07-15 15:07 | Middle East | DailyStar

​Israel jails Palestinian woman MP for six months without trial

Prominent Palestinian politician and rights campaigner Khalida Jarrar has been ordered detained for six months without trial by Israeli authorities, a rights group said
2017-07-15 15:07 | News | IINA

As Palestinian leaders fight over Gaza, Israel worries Hamas will go to war

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is pursuing a high-risk campaign in the Gaza Strip to squeeze his own people.
2017-07-15 08:07 | News | TheAge