Tag: Al-Aqsa

Israeli Forces Fire Tear Gas and Rubber Bullets Inside Al-Aqsa on First Day of Eid

Israeli police fired rubber bullets and tear gas inside the Al-Aqsa compound in Jerusalem on Sunday after worshipping Muslims objected to around 450 Israeli settlers being allowed into the holy site despite it being the first day of Eid al-Adha. The Muslim celebrations coincided with the Jewish holiday of Tisha B’av, which sees an increase in Jewish visits to the Al-Aqsa compound. ...

Are Tensions at al-Aqsa Reaching Another Boiling Point?

Below the Western media’s radar, tensions have been escalating in Israeli-occupied Jerusalem. In the last week, a new confrontation has emerged over al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in the context of intensifying efforts by Israeli authorities and settlers to change the status quo and take over Palestinian properties in and around the Old City.  The Jordanian government recently decided to expand the...