A ceasefire between Israel and Hamas is in its sixth day. Will it hold? That may depend on Israel (and it doesn’t look promising).
Tags: al-aqsa mosque
Operation Law and Order: Israeli police launch a wave of arrests targeting Palestinian citizens of Israel who rallied in support of Sheikh Jarrah, Al-Aqsa, and Gaza.
Within hours after a ceasefire with Gaza begins, Israeli security forces raided the al Aqsa mosque after Friday prayers, claiming they were responding to stone-throwing. Meanwhile, Gaza digs out of the rubble left after 11 days of Israeli airstrikes.
NY Times report: A little-noticed police action in Jerusalem last month was one of several incidents that led to the current crisis in which Israel is using violence against Palestinians in Gaza, East Jerusalem, and the West Bank.
Ha’aretz’s correspondent covered the story of the city’s unification after the Six-Day War. Fifty years later he revisits the dramatic decision that changed the face of the Middle East. He reports that this critical act, which for 50 years has prevented peace, was not a result of strategic planning or motivated by existential national need…
The Israeli military continued its aggression toward Palestinians in Jerusalem by invading the Al-Aqsa Mosque, shooting and beating worshipers, blocking medics who tried to assist the injured, and causing damage to the Muslim holy site – all so that Israeli settlers could enter the area.
Israeli settler violence – with IDF complicity – is becoming more and more commonplace, even targeting elementary schools. The government has also approved extensive Israeli settlement expansions and Jewish-only roads to be built on Palestinian land, which will result in isolation of Palestinian communities and loss of olive trees.
In addition, Jerusalem has seen an increase in extremist Jewish visits to the Al-Aqsa mosque.
Dr. Ashrawi calls on the international community to hold Israel accountable for its recent aggressive actions and to protect the people and holy sites of Palestine.
Israeli incitement: Dozens of Palestinians were injured Friday when Israeli forces entered the Al-Aqsa mosque compound and began attacking worshipers.
Israeli authorities are digging up centuries-old graves, incl 2 belonging to companions of Muhammad, to make room for a national park.