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Voting closes in 14 West Bank municipalities that did not vote in May

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Voting closed Saturday night for “complimentary elections” held at polling stations in occupied West Bank municipalities that did not take part in regular elections held in May. Elections were held in 14 municipalities, which had not presented electoral lists in time for the May elections. The Palestinian Central …

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Joyful Palestinian worshippers greeted with Israeli violence

Tens of thousands of worshippers flooded into Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound for the first time in nearly two weeks on Thursday after Israel removed security cameras overnight. But the rare scenes of Palestinian jubilation in Jerusalem were soon met with Israeli violence. Just an hour after the gates to al-Aqsa …

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UN chief welcomes news crisis in Jerusalem’s Old City has been ‘defused’

27 July 2017 – After days of mounting tensions over the situation around Jerusalem’s holy sites, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today welcomed news that the crisis in the Old City has been defused. In a statement issued by a UN spokesman, the Secretary-General welcomed the news that the crisis has been defused “in …

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Israeli forces raid health clinic in hometown of Halamish attacker Omar al-Abed

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces raided a public health clinic in the village of Kobar, north of Ramallah in the central occupied West Bank on Tuesday night after smashing its gate, according to Palestinian Authority (PA)-owned Wafa news agency.According to Wafa, the Palestinian Ministry of Health condemned the raid as an “unjustified …

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Al-Aqsa protests unite Jerusalemites

No one expected that the ongoing protests in Jerusalem over the Israeli restrictions placed on the entry to Al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam’s third-holiest site, would become the nucleus of a new movement for Jerusalemites. Like most popular revolts, it began with a community acting in a defiant way because they could …

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Israel to replace contested Al-Aqsa metal detectors with ‘smart’ surveillance

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The Israeli security cabinet decided during a meeting late on Monday night to remove metal detectors, which had recently been installed at the entrances of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, only to replace them with more advanced surveillance technology in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem. Israeli …

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Israeli forces carry out violent hospital raids in ruthless display of force

Israeli soldiers and police stormed a Palestinian hospital twice over the past week terrifying staff and patients and in some cases preventing doctors from providing emergency medical care to critically injured patients, said Amnesty International today. The raids on al-Makassed hospital in East Jerusalem took place as tensions escalated in …

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Jerusalem’s religious and civic leaders reject new Israeli measures at Aqsa Mosque

JERUSALEM, July 24, 2017 (WAFA) – Jerusalem’s religious and civic leaders Monday reiterated after a meeting in Jerusalem their rejection of Israeli measures at Al-Aqsa Mosque, saying any act that will affect freedom of worship and Muslim rule over Al-Aqsa Mosque will not be accepted. The religious and civic leaders …

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Palestine Media Roundup (July 22)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Palestine and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Palestine Page co-editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each roundup to [email protected]] The Occupation Forces A Palestinian …

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Israeli forces wound 79 in Jerusalem, detain activists a day before mass Al-Aqsa protest

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces violently repressed demonstrations held by thousands of Palestinians in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem on Thursday, injuring at least 79 people, and detained Palestinian political leaders and activists ahead of expected clashes on Friday. Thousands of Muslim worshipers gathered outside the Lions’ Gate …

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