COVID19: Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque Reopens After Months Of Closure

Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque compound has reopened to worshippers and visitors after more than two months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Council of Islamic Waqf, which oversees Muslim sites on the complex, cited the virus’s slowed local spread in lifting entry restrictions on Sunday. READ ALSO: https://theemage.com/us-officially-launches-spacex-dragon-capsule/ But the Jordan-appointed council also imposed some precautionary measures to reduce the risk of contagion at Islam’s third-holiest site. Worshippers must wear face masks and bring personal prayer rugs should they wish to pray in the mosque or on the grounds.…

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Israeli Police Kills Unarmed Pakistanian In East Jerusalem

Israeli police have shot and killed an unarmed Palestinian near the Old City in occupied East Jerusalem. The slain man, 32-year-old Iyad el-Hallak, attended and worked at a school for people with special needs in the Old City, close to the spot where he was shot on Saturday morning, according to Palestinian news agency Wafa. READ ALSO: https://theemage.com/biafra-plans-to-deal-with-trucks-carrying-northerners-to-s-east-and-s-south/ A relative, who spoke to The Associated Press news agency on condition of anonymity, said el-Hallak was mentally disabled and was heading to the school. Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the…

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Israel’s PM Faces Criminal Prosecutions

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lambasted Israel’s justice system for bringing “fabricated and ludicrous” charges against him as he became the first serving Israeli prime minister to face criminal prosecution. The embattled leader arrived at a court in occupied East Jerusalem on Sunday to face a series of corruption charges. “The objective is to topple a strong prime minister from the rightist camp and thus to remove the right-wing from leadership for many years,” he said in a televised statement to reporters at Jerusalem District Court. Netanyahu, flanked by aides and…

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Palestinian President Voids all Agreements with US and Israel

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced on Tuesday that his administration considers all agreements signed with Israel and the United States null and void, after Israel declared it would annex parts of the occupied West Bank, according to local media reports. Palestinian news agency Wafa reported that Abbas made the announcement during an emergency meeting held in Ramallah to discuss the Israeli plans. READ ALSO: https://theemage.com/african-leaders-say-coronavirus-aid-falling-short/ The Palestine Liberation Organization and the State of Palestine are absolved, as of today, of all the agreements and understandings with the American and Israeli…

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