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Al-Aqsa mosque prayers

Jerusalem (AFP) — Palestinians poured into Jerusalem from the occupied West Bank on Tuesday for a night of prayer at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, in a rare opportunity for many of them to visit the Muslim holy site, the third-holiest in Islam. Police said that by early evening “tens of thousands” had arrived to mark …

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Muslim Brotherhood blasts mufti’s Jerusalem visit

By AP CAIRO: The Muslim Brotherhood on Thursday denounced a rare visit to Jerusalem by the nation’s top Islamic theologian that broke with decades of opposition to traveling to areas under Israeli control. Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa said his two-hour visit on Wednesday was a symbolic show of solidarity with the Palestinians’ claim to Israeli-held …


Egypt grand mufti visits Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque

By Agencies JERUSALEM: Egypt’s grand mufti, Ali Gomaa, visited Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Wednesday along with Jordanian Prince Ghazi, a senior Muslim official in the Holy City said. Azzam Al-Khatib said “Prince Ghazi bin Mohammed, the personal representative of His Highness King Abdullah (II of Jordan) on religious matters, and the mufti of Egypt, …


Defying ban, Egyptian Christians visit Jerusalem

By Diaa Hadid / AP JERUSALEM: After the death of their spiritual leader, more than 2,000 Egyptian Copts have poured into the Holy Land for the Easter holidays, defying a ban he imposed on visiting Jerusalem and other Israeli-controlled areas. The influx — after decades when Egyptian pilgrims were a rarity — adds a new element …


Pilgrims fill Jerusalem for Good Friday, Passover

By AFP JERUSALEM: Christians and Jews in the Holy Land were set to begin marking their most important festivals of the year on Friday, with Good Friday and the Jewish holiday of Passover coinciding. Jewish families were completing last-minute preparations for Passover, which begins at sundown and commemorates the Israelite’s exodus from slavery in Egypt, …


‘Reel’ freedom in East Jerusalem

By Khaled Diab JERUSALEM: In East Jerusalem, the occupation has affected the city’s cultural landscape. Chronic underinvestment, expanding settlements and a massive wall — which Israel says it has constructed for security purposes and Palestinians allege is a land grab — have had the effect of squeezing the life out of the Palestinian quarter in Jerusalem …


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