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Israeli-Palestinian water pact raises hopes, suspicions

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian Authority (PA) and Israel have reached a tentative water-sharing deal with the help of the United States. Though officials expect a final agreement within weeks, some Palestinians worry the pact will give Israel more leverage over them and say they are already entitled to the water. US …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Israel Installs New Security Cameras At Jerusalem Holy Site

Jerusalem (AP) — Israel installed new security cameras Sunday at the entrance to a sensitive Jerusalem holy site, as officials began indicating it was considering “alternatives” to the metal detectors at the contested shrine that set off a weekend of violence and raised tensions in the region. Israel set up …