Israeli police, Palestinians worshippers clash at Jerusalem holy site | AFP

Israeli police and Palestinian worshippers clash at a flashpoint Jerusalem holy site as overlapping Jewish and Muslim holidays led to tensions there. Sunday marked the start of the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday and thousands of Palestinians prayed at the Al-Aqsa mosque. It coincided with the Jewish Tisha B’av holiday, which typically sees an increase in visits by Jewish religious nationalists to the holy site.

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Destruction at the Al-Aqsa TV after overnight Israeli strikes

Palestinians look at the destruction of the buildings which housed the Hamas-run television station Al-Aqsa TV and the Hamas internal security HQ after overnight Israeli air strikes which pounded alleged Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip while barrages of rockets were fired from the Palestinian enclave towards Israel.

Protesters clash with police in Jerusalem demos

Palestinians demonstrated in Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound and in the Old City after Friday prayers, as elsewhere in the world and Palestinian territories tens of thousands took part in fresh protests against Washington’s controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Tensions in Jerusalem’s Old City after Friday prayers

The situation was tense Friday in Jerusalem’s Old City, the location of the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, the third-holiest site in Islam and where thousands typically attend the main weekly prayers, following days of protests against US President Donald Trump’s controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. IMAGES

At least 3 Palestinians injured during West Bank riots

At least 3 Muslim worshippers have been wounded during clashes with Israeli police in Jerusalem. The latest violence broke out, as police tried to control a large crowd outside the al-Aqsa mosque. Access to the holy site has been a source of intense dispute over the past two weeks. READ MORE:


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