WHO OWNS JERUSALEM? By Bashir Lucas Samson Lukman

When Donald Trump declared his recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, several articles were written to tell the world that Jerusalem does not belong to Israel. The topic, “Who Owns Jerusalem?” is not debatable and will never be. What I will write here to prove who owns Jerusalem…

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'We won': Al-Aqsa Mosque reopened to all Palestinians

Thousands who were barred from entering al-Aqsa prayed on the streets [Lior Mizrahi/Getty Image] Thousands of Palestinians have re-entered al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem, after Israeli authorities lifted an age restriction it had placed earlier on Friday. The Islamic Waqf religious authority that administers the compound announced that…

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Israeli settlers occupy Palestinian home in Hebron

Tensions grow after around 100 Israeli settlers forcibly take over a Palestinian home in the flash point city of Hebron. Al Jazeera Staff Israeli settlers have taken over a home from a Palestinian family in Hebron [File: Amir Cohen/Reuters] Around 100 Israeli settlers forcibly took over a Palestinian home in…

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Palestinian killed after alleged stabbing attempt

Palestinian shot dead north of Hebron after reportedly trying to stab Israeli soldiers, army says. Palestinian protesters run for cover from tear gas fired by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem [Mussa Qawasma/Reuters] A Palestinian has been shot dead after allegedly attempting to stab Israeli soldiers…

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Palestinian dies as Israel restricts al-Aqsa access

Young protester succumbs to wounds after being shot by Israeli forces, as police renew ban on men under 50 at holy site. Nearly two weeks of civil disobedience have gripped the Palestinian territories [Ahmad Gharabli/AFP] A 25-year-old protester has succumbed to his wounds, becoming the fifth Palestinian to be killed…

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Israel removes more al-Aqsa security installations

Palestinians rejoice as new restrictions at entrance of holy site, including metal railings, are removed after protests. Protests and deadly unrest have erupted in the days since the measures were installed earlier in July [Ahmad Gharabli/AFP] Israel has removed more security installations from the entrance to al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied…

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Israel removes metal detectors from al-Aqsa compound

Palestinians continue to protest as mosque official says move does not fulfill Muslims’ demands to remove CCTV cameras. There have been fresh protests as Israeli forces began removing metal detectors [Ammar Awad/Reuters] Israel has decided to remove metal detectors it had placed at the entrance to al-Aqsa Mosque compound in…

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Deadly shooting incident at Israeli embassy in Jordan

Two Jordanian men were killed and an Israeli man was seriously wounded by gunfire at the Israeli embassy in Amman.   Two Jordanians have been killed and an Israeli wounded by gunfire in a residential building in the heavily fortified Israeli embassy compound in Jordan’s capital Amman, the kingdom’s Public…

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About 900 Palestinians injured by Israeli forces from July 14

Israeli forces have injured more than 900 Palestinians since clashes over al-Aqsa Mosque compound erupted on July 14.     More than 900 Palestinians have been injured in confrontations with Israeli forces in the last 10 days over the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent. Palestinian hospitals,…

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Israel installs security cameras at al-Aqsa compound

Palestinians say they reject any Israeli security measures after installation of CCTV cameras at al-Aqsa entrance. Palestinians are protesting Israeli security measures at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound since July 14. File Photo [Reuters] Israel has installed new security cameras at the entrance to a contested Jerusalem holy site, as officials…

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