Media reports of prayer groups and mixed messages from Israel’s government raised questions about a potentially explosive policy shift.
Category: Al Aqsa Mosque (Jerusalem)
The battle with Hamas may benefit Prime Minister Netanyahu politically in the short term but leaves his underlying problems unresolved.
Unrest broke out in Jerusalem and the West Bank again on Friday, and Palestinians across Israel and the occupied territories expressed the need for common cause against injustice.
Amid celebrations at the Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem on Friday afternoon, a small skirmish broke out outside the compound.
Mr. Biden’s language was carefully couched, reflecting continued reticence to criticize Israel despite rising international condemnation.
A little-noticed police action in Jerusalem last month was one of several actions that led to the current crisis.
While Israel and Hamas signaled willingness to consider a cease-fire, worries grew about further fracturing in one of the Middle East’s most intractable struggles.
What appeared to be the first stages of a ground campaign in Gaza left Israel in an unprecedented position — fighting Palestinian militants on its southern flank as it sought to head off its worst civil unrest in decades.
The social media network said it had mistakenly associated hashtags linked to the Jerusalem site with a terrorist organization.
Fighting between Israelis and Palestinians intensified on Tuesday to the highest levels seen in seven years, as militants fired rockets into Israel and the Israeli military responded with airstrikes in Gaza.