Israeli security forces shot and killed a Palestinian who ran at them with a knife in the occupied West Bank on Saturday, police said, as a month-long wave of violence showed no signs of abating. An Israeli police spokeswoman said that at a checkpoint in the northern West Bank a Palestinian holding a knife ran toward a security officer who called on him to stop. A growing number of visits by religious Jews to the al-Aqsa plaza – Islam’s holiest site outside Saudi Arabia and revered in Judaism as the location of two destroyed biblical temples – have stirred Palestinian allegations that Israel is violating a “status quo” under which non-Muslim prayer there is banned.
10 October, 2015 Israeli forces shoot dead five Palestinians as violence rages on By Maayan Lubell and Nidal al-Mughrabi JERUSALEM/GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli security forces shot dead two Palestinians aged 12 and 15 in protests along Gaza's border fence on Saturday, Palestinian medics said, and Israeli police said they had killed three knife-wielding Palestinian […]
23 October, 2015 Israel eases Al-Aqsa limits as 90 wounded in Gaza, West Bank Israel lifted age limits for prayers at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound Friday in an apparent bid to ease tensions as nearly 90 people were injured in clashes in Gaza and the West Bank. "There is no substitute to direct talks," he said after meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin […]
4 October, 2015 Palestinian kills two in Jerusalem, then shot dead: police By Maayan Lubell JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Palestinian man stabbed and killed two people in Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday before police shot him dead, officers said, amid an uptick in violence in the city and occupied West Bank. Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad issued a […]