Tagged: Religious Freedom

Video in Death of Palestinian Seems to Rebut Israeli Military News Roundup
Diaa Hadid, The New York Times

Video in Death of Palestinian Seems to Rebut Israeli Military

An Israeli human rights group on Monday challenged the military’s account of an episode in which a soldier shot and killed a Palestinian youth who had hurled a rock at the soldier’s vehicle, saying that video and witnesses’ accounts contradicted the army’s version of the incident.

on July 13, 2015
In Photos: Israel Imposes Ramadan Restrictions at Bethlehem Checkpoint News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

In Photos: Israel Imposes Ramadan Restrictions at Bethlehem Checkpoint

Israeli forces deployed heavily at the 300 Checkpoint in Bethlehem on Friday as restrictions announced during the week were imposed on Palestinian worshipers. A Ma'an reporter said Israeli forces prevented men under 50 and women under 30 from entering Jerusalem, while children under 12 and girls under 16 were allowed to enter.

on July 3, 2015
Israel Restricts the Entry of Palestinians to Jerusalem News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israel Restricts the Entry of Palestinians to Jerusalem

Israeli authorities set new restrictions Tuesday on Palestinians allowed to enter Jerusalem during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan after attacks targeting Israeli military and settlers. The new restrictions now require a permit for women aged between 16 and 30 to enter Jerusalem on Fridays. The same applies for men aged 30-50, while those under the age of 12 and over 50 can enter without a permit.

on July 1, 2015
Arson Guts Israeli Church Where ‘Jesus Fed 5,000’ News Roundup
Al Jazeera/Reuters

Arson Guts Israeli Church Where ‘Jesus Fed 5,000’

An arson attack has gutted part of the church at the site where Christians believe Jesus performed a miracle by feeding 5,000 people with five loaves of bread and two fish on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, the Israeli fire brigade said. A verse from a Hebrew prayer denouncing the worship of "false gods" was spray-painted in red on a church wall, suggesting Jewish activists were responsible.

on June 18, 2015
Why are Jerusalem’s 300,000 Arabs rising up again? Op-Eds & Analysis
Rashid I. Khalidi, Reuters

Why are Jerusalem’s 300,000 Arabs rising up again?

Once again, widespread popular unrest has broken out in Jerusalem. Since July, there have been clashes between young Arabs and Israeli security forces using tear gas, rubber bullets, live ammunition and truncheons. Why are the Arab residents of Jerusalem taking to the streets?

on November 13, 2014
Army Imposes Further Restrictions On Entry Into Al-Aqsa Mosque News Roundup
International Middle East Media Center

Army Imposes Further Restrictions On Entry Into Al-Aqsa Mosque

The Israeli Army and Police declared, on Thursday evening, a series of further restrictions limiting the entry of Muslim worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque, on Friday, including preventing all men, below the age of 30, from entering it.

on November 7, 2014
Expert Q&A: Unrest in Occupied East Jerusalem Q&As
IMEU

Expert Q&A: Unrest in Occupied East Jerusalem

For context on recent violence and unrest in occupied East Jerusalem, the IMEU offers the following Q&A with Ingrid Jaradat Gassner of the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem.

on November 6, 2014
Misperceptions on the Situation in Jerusalem Fact Sheets
IMEU

Misperceptions on the Situation in Jerusalem

Although they often couch their agenda in terms of civil rights and religious freedom, the right-wing Israeli individuals and groups that are pushing for more access and Jewish prayer in the Noble Sanctuary compound want to remove the Muslim holy sites that it currently houses and replace them with a Jewish temple.

on November 6, 2014
Playing with Fire: Jewish Extremists & the Noble Sanctuary Fact Sheets
IMEU

Playing with Fire: Jewish Extremists & the Noble Sanctuary

On Wednesday, a prominent right-wing Israeli extremist in the Temple Mount movement was shot and seriously wounded in Jerusalem, reportedly by a Palestinian gunman who was later killed by Israeli security forces. The attack followed months of rising tensions between Palestinians and Israeli settlers and occupation forces in East Jerusalem. The IMEU offers the following fact sheet on these recent events.

on October 30, 2014
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