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Israel closes news site focusing on Al-Aqsa

MEMO | October 17, 2016

Qpress, a media centre specialising in Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa affairs, has been closed by Israeli authorities.

After being questioned and banned from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque last week, the head of the news organisation, Dr Hekmat Na’amna, was informed that…

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Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism

Debunking Israeli claim to Muslim holy site


A UNESCO draft resolution recognising Palestinian rights in Jerusalem was passed this week by a vote of 24 in favour, six against and 26 abstentions. 444 more words

Arab World

Highlighting Israeli violations of a world heritage site is not ‘inflammatory’, UNESCO, it’s a duty

By Nasim Ahmed | MEMO | October 15, 2016

A draft decision by UNESCO, which criticises Israel’s activities at holy places in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, has been denounced by Israeli officials.

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Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism

Netanyahu Mocks UNESCO Motion on Temple Mount: Like Denying Bond Between Batman and Robin

Tel Aviv lashed out at UNESCO after they failed to recognize Israel’s historic connection to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall, the holiest of holy sites for Jewish people. 784 more words

Middle East

UNESCO says Jews have no connection to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount

The world has officially gone insane.

In a post-factual world, it seems lies shouted long enough, loud enough can win wars that were lost with weapons. 338 more words


Israelis perform religious rituals at Al-Aqsa Mosque compound ahead of Yom Kippur

OCT. 11, 2016

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Scores of Jewish Israelis entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Tuesday and performed religious rituals on the occasion of the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur.The Islamic Endowment (Waqf) in charge of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound reported that 156 Israelis escorted by Israeli police toured the compound, entering through the Moroccan Gate at 7:30 a.m.Eyewitnesses said that many of the Israelis performed religious rituals at the compound, especially at the Chain and Cotton Merchants gates under the protection of Israeli police.Israeli forces reportedly prevented a number of Palestinian youth from entering the compound, and checked the identity cards of those who were allowed to enter.Witnesses said that Israeli forces forcibly escorted a Palestinian youth out of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and assaulted him, before detaining another, identified as Mufid Ghaith.The visit came as Israeli forces enforced a series of closures and heightened security operations throughout the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the larger Jerusalem district… 264 more words

Arab World

'Al-Aqsa in Danger': Muslim leaders call for unity to solve Israel-Palestine conflict



Gazans praying at Al-Aqsa mosque. (AFP Photo)

More than 500 Muslim leaders and clerics from 30 countries met in Istanbul on Friday to warn that the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam’s third holiest site that is located in Jerusalem, is in danger. 500 more words