Two members of the Israeli parliament visited the al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Tuesday for the first time in two years.
The PA foreign ministry says the move is part of Israeli efforts to thwart the peace process. PM Hamdallah called on the UN to protect the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Two Jewish Knesset members visited the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on Tuesday for the first time since October 2015, when the government barred MKs from going there as part of an attempt to reduce tensions amid a wave of terror attacks against Israelis that was linked to the flashpoint site.
A Jordanian government official condemned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to lift a ban on Israeli Knesset members from visiting Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem on Tuesday, calling the move “irresponsible.”
Antonio Guterres condemns ‘illegal’ Israeli settlement construction, calling it an ‘obstacle’ that needs to be removed.
Settlers in Hebron use loudspeaker to disparage Islam and sexually harass a Palestinian woman in the middle of the night.
“For years I have remained silent as Gerald Steinberg and NGO Monitor have harassed anti-occupation groups in Israel-Palestine, spreading falsehoods about us in order to shut us down. Now is the time to speak out,” writes Israeli human rights lawyer Michael Sfard.
Last night at about 2:30 A.M., Wasim Bader, 28, a married father of one, who lives in the Palestinian village of Um Safa, north of Ramallah, was sitting in his living room when he noticed a car stopping at a junction close to his home. In a testimony he gave to B’Tselem later that day, Bader described what happened next.
More Palestinians were detained by Israel without trial at the beginning of August than during any other month this year, according to the Palestinian Prisoners Society. The NGO, which supports Palestinians incarcerated in Israeli jails, and their families, had no explanation for the sudden surge in the number of individuals under what is called administrative detention.
38 years after their arrival, Israeli settlers in Hebron have been awarded the official status of an independent settlement, in contravention of a 1997 agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
Arab League chief Ahmed Abul Gheit on Tuesday “strongly denounced” remarks by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ruling out any further evacuation of Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
“We need not support the BDS movement to recognize that our communal institutions are succumbing to leaders and donors who uphold and promote a very narrow version of acceptable discourse in our community,” writes Laurie Zimmerman.
Gorka’s decision to lash out at “liberal” Jews and The Forward was driven by the publication’s coverage of his ties to a Nazi-collaborating group (characterized as such by The State Department), Vitezi Rend, in Hungary and his apparent endorsement of a racist and anti-Semitic Hungarian militia in a 2007 television interview.