JERUSALEM: Israeli police said they have lifted age restrictions for the main weekly prayers at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Friday, for the first time in weeks.
GAZA: Israeli troops shot dead six Palestinians in protests in Gaza and a knife-wielding Jewish man wounded four Arabs in southern Israel on Friday in a wave of violence that has fuelled talk of a new uprising against Israel.
JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered police to bar ministers and lawmakers from visiting the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, the Haaretz daily reported on Wednesday.
RIYADH: Saudi King Salman has appealed to UN chief Ban Ki-moon and members of the Security Council for “urgent measures” after clashes at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound, state media reported late Wednesday.
JERUSALEM: Palestinians clashed with Israeli security forces at Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound for a third straight day on Tuesday, an AFP correspondent reported.
JERUSALEM: Weekly Muslim prayers at Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque passed peacefully Friday despite tensions in the Holy City, but Palestinians later wounded two Jews as they walked to worship not far away.
JERUSALEM: Israel decided late Thursday to reopen Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound to Muslims from Friday, hours after ordering its closure and following Arab and US calls.
RAMALLAH: Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas on Friday called on his people to prevent Israeli settlers from entering Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque and use “all means” to protect the site.