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Palestinian family evicted from Jerusalem home of 50 years

Jerusalem - Israeli police on Tuesday evicted a Palestinian family from the east Jerusalem home in which they lived for over half a century, making way for Israelis deemed the legal occupants.

Palestinian family faces Jerusalem eviction after half century

Jerusalem - Fahamiya Shamasneh, a 75-year-old Palestinian woman, refuses to pack her things despite a looming deadline for evacuating the home she has lived in for more than 50 years.

Netanyahu defends climbdown on holy site metal detectors

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday defended his decision to remove metal detectors from the entrance to a Jerusalem holy site after deadly unrest, saying it was in the best interest of security.

Prayer mats, police and clashes outside Jerusalem's Old City

Jerusalem - They come every day, spreading out prayer mats in a Jerusalem street under the watchful eyes of Israeli police and refusing to enter one of the world's most sensitive holy sites.

Israel removes holy site metal detectors, but boycott maintained

Jerusalem - Israel removed metal detectors from a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site Tuesday after their installation triggered deadly violence, but Muslim worshippers suspicious over what would come next kept up a boycott.

Israel removes metal detectors from sensitive holy site

Jerusalem - Israel removed metal detectors from a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site in the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday and said they would no longer be used after the new security measures set off deadly violence.

How it happened: Jerusalem holy site crisis

Jerusalem - Eight people have been killed in a weekend of violence following new Israeli security measures at an ultra-sensitive Jerusalem holy site.

Abbas freezes Israel contact over holy site dispute

Ramallah - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Friday he was freezing contacts with Israel over new security measures at a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site, after deadly clashes erupted earlier in the day.

Clashes after Israel restricts Jerusalem Old City prayers

Jerusalem - Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli forces outside Jerusalem's Old City on Friday as tensions mounted over new security measures at a highly sensitive holy site and prompted police to restrict access for Muslim prayers.

Israel bars men under 50 from Jerusalem Old City prayers

Jerusalem - Israeli police said they were barring men under 50 from entering Jerusalem's Old City for Friday Muslim prayers as tensions rose over new security measures at a supersensitive holy site.

Israel, Palestinians brace for more unrest at holy site

Jerusalem - Israel's army boosted security Thursday and braced for possible unrest on the eve of the main weekly Muslim prayers after security measures imposed at a sensitive Jerusalem site angered Palestinians.

Muslims again boycott holy site over Israeli security measures

Jerusalem - Muslims boycotted a Jerusalem holy site for the third day running Tuesday after Israeli authorities installed metal detectors and cameras at entrances to the sensitive compound following an attack that killed two policemen.

Muslims heed calls to avoid holy site over Israeli security measures

Jerusalem - Muslims heeded calls Monday not to enter a Jerusalem holy site and protested outside after Israeli authorities installed metal detectors at entrances to the ultra-sensitive compound following an attack that killed two policemen.

Israel reopens sensitive holy site, but Muslims refuse to enter

Jerusalem - Israel reopened an ultra-sensitive holy site Sunday closed after an attack that killed two policemen, but Muslim worshippers were refusing to enter due to new security measures including metal detectors and cameras.

Israel reopens sensitive Jerusalem holy site closed after attack

Jerusalem - Israel reopened an ultra-sensitive holy site Sunday closed after an attack that killed two policemen, but Muslim worshippers were refusing to enter due to new security measures including metal detectors and cameras.

Israel to reopen sensitive Jerusalem holy site after attack

Jerusalem - Israeli authorities were to reopen an ultra-sensitive holy site Sunday closed after an attack that killed two policemen, but new security measures including metal detectors and cameras were being put in place.

Israel to reopen holy site closed after deadly attack

Jerusalem - Israel said on Saturday it will reopen the ultra-sensitive Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, whose closure after a deadly attack sparked anger from Muslims and Jordan, the holy site's custodian.

Two police killed near Jerusalem holy site, attackers shot dead

Jerusalem - Three gunmen opened fire on Israeli police in Jerusalem Friday, killing two before fleeing to an ultra-sensitive holy site where they too were shot dead in one of the city's most serious incidents in recent years.

Three attackers shoot at Jerusalem police before being killed: police

Jerusalem - Three assailants opened fire on Israeli police in Jerusalem's Old City on Friday before fleeing to a nearby highly sensitive holy site and being killed by security forces, police said.A number of people were wounded in the attack, police said.

Jerusalem: city of prayer and conflict

Jerusalem - Donald Trump was on Monday to become the first serving US president to visit the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray, located in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem.

Jordanian stabs Israeli officer in Jerusalem, shot dead: police

Jerusalem - A Jordanian man stabbed and wounded an Israeli officer in annexed east Jerusalem on Saturday before being shot dead, police said.

Christians mark Easter at Jerusalem site of Jesus's resurrection

Jerusalem - Thousands of Christians marked Jesus's resurrection on Easter Sunday at the Jerusalem site where they believe the miracle occurred, with some prostrating themselves over his tomb and leaving in tears.

British woman stabbed to death in Jerusalem: police

Jerusalem - A Palestinian man stabbed a British woman to death on Friday near Jerusalem's Old City, where thousands of Jewish and Christian pilgrims were gathered for religious holidays, police said.

Palestinian stabs three Israelis, is shot dead: police

Jerusalem - A Palestinian from the occupied West Bank stabbed and wounded three Israelis in Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday before being shot dead by border guards, police said.The suspect attacked two Jewish passers-by before fleeing.

Palestinian stabs three Israelis, is shot dead: police

Jerusalem - A Palestinian from the occupied West Bank stabbed and wounded three Israelis in Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday before being shot dead by border guards, police said.The suspect attacked two Jewish passers-by before fleeing.

Newly restored shrine at Jesus's tomb unveiled

Jerusalem - The newly restored shrine surrounding what is believed to be Jesus's tomb was unveiled at a ceremony in Jerusalem Wednesday following months of delicate work and in time for crowds of Easter visitors.

Jerusalem's Holy Sepulchre shrine renovation completed

Jerusalem - A major restoration project at the shrine inside the Jerusalem church where Jesus is said to have been buried was completed Monday ahead of its inauguration, an AFP reporter said.

Even under Trump, US in no hurry to move Israel embassy

Washington - It might have sounded the death knell for an already moribund Middle East peace process, but Donald Trump seems to have delayed plans to move the US embassy to Jerusalem.

Palestinians warn of 'chaos' if US embassy moved to Jerusalem

Bethlehem - A senior Palestinian official warned US president-elect Donald Trump Friday that moving the American embassy to Jerusalem would destroy prospects of peace with Israel and push the region into turmoil.

Palestinian gunman kills 2 in Jerusalem, shot dead

Jerusalem - A Palestinian opened fire from a car in Jerusalem Sunday and again as police chased him, killing two people, authorities said, after concerns over the potential for a new upsurge in violence.
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