al-Aqsa Mosque

Israel limits access to al-Aqsa compound after attacks

KONFRONTASI-Israel has imposed fresh restrictions on Palestinian entry to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem following a spate of attacks against Israelis. 

In addition to extending a ban for men under the age of 45 who want to pray at the mosque on Friday, Israeli police have installed metal detectors at several entrances to Jerusalem's Old City. 

Thousands of police officers were also deployed across the city. 

Netanyahu bars Jewish politicians from al-Aqsa Mosque

KONFRONTASI-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered police to prevent government ministers and Knesset members from entering the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, according to Israeli media.

Clashes have rocked the Jerusalem site, which is holy to both Muslims and Jews, in recent weeks amid a spike in tensions between Israelis and Palestinians.

Palestinians head to Al-Aqsa mosque during Ramadan

KONFRONTASI-Thousands of Palestinians headed to Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem to pray during Laylat al-Qadr, one of the most significant nights in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Israeli authorities closed entry for vehicles through Qalandiya checkpoint to Jerusalem on the evening of July 12, until the evening of July 14, to facilitate the entry of the large number of Palestinians to Jerusalem, according to Israeli police.

Israeli settlers attack Islamic museum of al-Aqsa Mosque

KONFRONTASI - A group of Israeli settlers have stormed into the Islamic museum of the al-Aqsa Mosque in East al-Quds (Jerusalem) amid rising tensions in the occupied Palestinian territories.

The settlers forced their way into the mosque under the protection of Israeli forces in their latest acts of violence against the holy Islamic site.

Human chain formed in Ramallah to protest al-Aqsa desecration

KONFRONTASI - Palestinians have formed a human chain in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah to protest against Israel’s recent desecration of the al-Aqsa Mosque, Press TV reports.

Some 200 protesters took to the streets of Ramallah on Wednesday, forming a human chain to show their anger at the Israeli regime’s recent violations in the al-Aqsa Mosque.

The Palestinian protesters carried banners reading “it is our Aqsa and not their temple.”