Israeli forces storm al-Aqsa Mosque & clash with worshippers

Israeli security forces stormed East #Jerusalem’s #alAqsa Mosque on Friday, during the early dawn prayer, and clashed with worshippers there. Footage shows Israeli police pushing worshippers who were reportedly praying in the streets near the mosque. The Israeli police reportedly prevented Palestinian activist Nizam Abu al-Ramuz, who was expelled from al-Aqsa mosque for six months, … Read more Israeli forces storm al-Aqsa Mosque & clash with worshippers

The Palestinian family with its own checkpoint – BBC News

How is President Trump’s plan to solve the Israeli Palestinian conflict being received on the ground? The BBC’s Middle East correspondent Tom Bateman went to visit two homes in the occupied West Bank; starting with a Palestinian family whose house is in a fenced off enclave within an Israeli settlement. Israel has said it intends … Read more The Palestinian family with its own checkpoint – BBC News

Israel and the Palestinians: An impossible peace process?

Our guest is Khalil Tafakji, director of the cartography department at the Jerusalem-based Arab Studies Society. He is also a former member of the Palestinian peace delegation and the author of a new book which examines the geographical extent of Israeli colonies in the occupied West Bank. He tells us why he thinks the US “deal of the … Read more Israel and the Palestinians: An impossible peace process?

Clashes in Bethlehem as Israeli forces in search of car-ramming attacker

Protesters clashed with Israeli forces as they carried on several raids in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Thursday in a manhunt for a driver who allegedly carried out a car-ramming attack against Israeli soldiers in West Jerusalem earlier on the day. Footage shows the raids sparking clashes between the soldiers and dozens of … Read more Clashes in Bethlehem as Israeli forces in search of car-ramming attacker

Terror attack in central Jerusalem leaves 12 Israeli soldiers injured

Police are searching for a suspect who fled the scene after ramming a car into a group of people in Jerusalem, injuring 12 IDF soldiers and reportedly two more people. The incident is being investigated as an act of terrorism. The suspect rammed a group of people at high speed shortly before 2am local time … Read more Terror attack in central Jerusalem leaves 12 Israeli soldiers injured

‘A joke’: Palestinians slam Trump’s proposal for new capital

US President Donald Trump has earmarked the small town of Abu Dis in the occupied West Bank as a potential capital for a Palestinian state in his proposed Middle East plan. But its residents say, for them, Jerusalem will always be the capital, no matter what. Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Jamjoom report Abu Dis in the … Read more ‘A joke’: Palestinians slam Trump’s proposal for new capital

Capital Punishment: Trump selects area behind security barrier as the Palestinian capital

There’s outrage among Palestinians after the U.S. president unveiled a peace plan which critics call heavily biased in favour of Israel. Under the deal, Israel would get ultimate control over Palestinian security and most of its resources, and Jerusalem would be Israel’s ‘undivided capital’. Palestine would get a capital in Abu Dis, a cramped Arab … Read more Capital Punishment: Trump selects area behind security barrier as the Palestinian capital

Trump’s controversial Middle East plan follows decades of conflict

US President Donald Trump says his proposed plan for the Middle East will more than double Palestinian territory and provide a Palestinian capital in eastern Jerusalem. But the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) says it is unthinkable that its capital would be on the outskirts of Jerusalem, behind Israeli checkpoints and the concrete separation wall. And … Read more Trump’s controversial Middle East plan follows decades of conflict

Trump Middle East plan’s effect on Israel election campaign

US President Donald Trump’s Middle East plan is already having an impact on the final weeks of Israel’s election campaign. Benjamin Netanyahu is presenting it as a victory for his premiership. His main rival, Benny Gantz, is promising to bring Trump’s proposal to a vote in the Israeli Parliament. Al Jazeera’s Harry Fawcett reports from … Read more Trump Middle East plan’s effect on Israel election campaign

Will the US Mideast plan boost or undermine peace? I Inside Story

The last opportunity for peace. That’s how U.S. president Donald Trump described his plan to end seven decades of conflict between Palestinians and Israelis. However, Palestinian leaders weren’t involved in the process and they immediately rejected it as a conspiracy. The plan sides with Israel on the so-called ‘final status issues’ to be resolved with … Read more Will the US Mideast plan boost or undermine peace? I Inside Story