Archives - July 2017

31
Jul

The occupation transforms Omar Abdel Razek to administrative detention

The Ofer military court issued a four-month administrative detention order against the member of the palestinian legistrative council from Selfit Omar Mahmoud Abdel Razek , 53, a week after his arrest. According to the Office of Prisoners’ Information, the Israeli occupation forces re-arrested MP Abdel Razek on July 23, 2017 after large forces of the …

29
Jul

Turkish parliament speaker criticizes Israel on Al-Aqsa

The speaker of Turkey’s parliament has called on Islamic countries and the international community be reactive to “violations on human rights and religious liberty in Jerusalem”. Ismail Kahraman, speaking amid ongoing going unrest in Jerusalem, said the use of metal detectors at an Islamic holy site in the city was “treating Muslims as if they …

29
Jul

Khreisheh: The Palestinians unite to force the occupation to open the gates of Al-Aqsa

   Palestinian Legislative Council member Hassan Khreisheh confirmed that the opening of the doors of Al-Aqsa Mosque came after the heavy pressure faced by the Israeli occupation forces by the Jerusalemites and Palestinians stationed around the gates of Al-Aqsa.    Khreisheh added during his interview with “El-Ghad” channel :”The will of the Palestinian people has …

28
Jul

Renewed restrictions on entry of Muslims to Old City and Aqsa

The Israeli occupation police on Friday morning imposed tight restrictions on the access of Muslim worshipers to the Old City of Jerusalem and the Aqsa Mosque to observe the Friday khutba (sermon) and prayer. A spokesperson for the police said that only men over age 50 and women of all ages would be allowed to …

28
Jul

Arab Parliamentary Union: Israel’s recent actions push the region into a religious war

The 25th Arab Parliamentary Union, the Jerusalem session, considered that the recent Israeli measures in the occupied city of Jerusalem as policies to push the region into a religious war and to confiscate the right and freedom of worship as a basic human right. They stressed in a final statement of the conference held in …

27
Jul

Muslims resume prayers at Aqsa Mosque

The Islamic authorities in Occupied Jerusalem signaled on Thursday a green light to Muslim prayers at holy al-Aqsa Mosque, 14 days after worshipers refused to enter the site through the Israel-run metal detectors. The Islamic authorities called on the Palestinian masses to flock to al-Aqsa’s entrance gates prior to afternoon prayers and to enter the …

27
Jul

Turkish MP: Israel’s accusations against Turkey are “ridiculous” and reflect the level of its diplomatic tact

President of Foreign Relations committee in the Turkish Parliament Taha Ozhan described the Israeli accusations against his country as “ridiculous,” saying that it “reflects the level of Israeli diplomatic tact.” This came in a statement issued by “Ozhan” on Wednesday, against the backdrop of statements by the spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry Emmanuel Nahshon, …

27
Jul

Renewal of administrative detention of MP Attoun for the second time

The Israeli occupation authorities renewed Tuesday administrative detention of the jerusalemite exiled prisoner Ahmed Mohammed Attoun for 4 months, for the second time in a row. On 12/4/2017, the Israeli occupation forces arrested Atwan after they stormed his house in al-Bireh, searched it and destroyed its contents, and he was transferred later to administrative detention. …

26
Jul

Mladenov: Jerusalem events could turn into a regional religious strife

UN special coordinator for the Middle East peace process Nickolay Mladenov has warned that there is a grave risk that the recent developments in the Old City of Jerusalem could become a religious strife engulfing the entire region. These developments “demonstrated the grave risk of dangerous escalation that exists, a risk of turning the Israeli-Palestinian …

26
Jul

Jordanian MPs withdraw after a speech in parliament on the embassy incident

A number of Jordanian MPs withdrew from the morning session of the House of Representatives on Tuesday in protest against the speech of Jordanian Interior Minister Ghaleb Al-Zu’bi on the incident of the Israeli Embassy. A number of deputies called for boycotting the morning session after the Jordanian minister Zu’bi’s speech and they said that …

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