Jerusalem

Thousands of Israelis protest in Jerusalem, despite lockdown

Netanyahu has pushed hard for a ban on the demonstrations, claiming they pose a threat to public safety, and he has threatened to declare a state of emergency to halt the unrest.

published on : 27th September 2020

'Normalisation is betrayal to Jerusalem': Palestinians in Gaza rally against Israel-UAE deal

Protesters burned Israeli and American flags, trampled on posters of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump.

published on : 19th August 2020

Thousands throng central Jerusalem in anti-Netanyahu protest

Many of the demonstrators, including many young unemployed Israelis, accuse Netanyau of mishandling the coronavirus crisis.

published on : 9th August 2020

Autistic Palestinian shot dead by Israeli police, defense minister apologises 

Iyad Halak's relatives said he had autism and was heading to a school for students with special needs where he studied each day when he was shot.

published on : 31st May 2020

Mosques reopen in Saudi Arabia, Israel amid coronavirus woes

The Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, the third holiest site for Muslims after Saudi Arabia's Mecca and Medina, also reopened for prayers for the first time since it was closed since mid-March.

published on : 31st May 2020

This ultra-Orthodox Israeli city rejected government lockdown, now  40% citizens suspected to have COVID-19

Recently, police attempts to enforce quarantine orders in Bnei Brak and religious neighbourhoods of Jerusalem resulted in standoffs with angry crowds.

published on : 3rd April 2020

Religious services curbed across Middle East over coronavirus fears 

Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, whose Friday sermon from Karbala provides guidance for millions, last week urged people to abide by a ban on mass prayers.

published on : 14th March 2020

First 'Jerusalem-Mumbai Festival' to be held in Mumbai on February 15

The two-day festival starting on February 15 will seek to promote artistic cooperation in the diverse fields of culture, such as culinary art, music and dance.

published on : 10th February 2020

Gaza toll rises to 60 as fresh protests against Israel gather

It came a day after the United States transferred its Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to the disputed city of Jerusalem in a move that infuriated the Palestinians and was widely condemned.

published on : 15th May 2018

Ireland summons Israeli ambassador over Gaza bloodshed: Ministry

It said there were 211 recorded attacks against health workers in Gaza and 25 ambulances had been damaged.

published on : 15th May 2018

UN says 'seems anyone is liable to be shot dead' in Gaza

The UN rights office said Tuesday it seemed any Palestinian protesting in Gaza, regardless of whether or not they posed an imminent threat, was "liable" to be killed by Israeli forces.

published on : 15th May 2018

Gaza deaths 'provoke deepest concern': Kremlin

Jerusalem is one of the most thorny issues of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, with both sides claiming it as their capital. 

published on : 15th May 2018

Palestinians bury dead after bloodiest Gaza day since 2014

The U.N. Security Council planned to meet Tuesday to discuss the violence, though it was not clear what might come out of the session.

published on : 15th May 2018

Gaza deaths spark widespread condemnation of Israel

The US came to the defence of its ally Monday, blaming Hamas for the violence and blocking a resolution at the UN calling for an international investigation.

published on : 15th May 2018

US blocks call for independent inquiry at UN into Israel-Gaza border violence: Diplomats

In the bloodiest day in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since a 2014 Gaza war, at least 55 Palestinians were killed in the clashes and more than 2,400 Palestinians wounded.

published on : 15th May 2018
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