Israeli police Sunday entered Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque, one of Islam's holiest sites, as they clashed with Palestinians angered by Jews' access to the compound on an annual day of Jewish mourning. Palestinians threw stones and fireworks while police fired stun grenades after security forces entered the Al-Aqsa compound, which is also revered by Jews, before briefly going inside the mosque itself. About 300 security personnel had entered the compound when the clashes began with about 200 Palestinians, an AFP photographer reported.
13 September, 2015 Clashes rock Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound The clashes came with tensions running high after Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon last week outlawed two Muslim groups that confront Jewish visitors to the compound. Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas condemned what he called an Israeli police "attack" at the site, while Israeli […]
1 July, 2015 Second Temple-era ritual bath found under house Couple from Ein Kerem in Jerusalem discovered during renovations that a 2,000-year-old mikveh was right underneath their floors, giving credence to theory that there was a Jewish settlement at the site.
16 September, 2015 Israeli PM announces tougher penalties against stone throwers Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday announced a toughening of the penalties for stone throwers following a third day of clashes in and around Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound. Young Palestinian demonstrators threw stones at Israeli police who had entered […]