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Community and religious coalition issues statement against land expropriation

Tuesday, 24 May, 2011 | 12:07 | Wadi Hilweh Information Center – Silwan, Jerusalem Silwan, Jerusalem (SILWANIC) — Community and religious groups in Silwan have put out a public call for all Arab employees of the Israeli Parks Authority and Elad settlement organization to leave their jobs immediately. The coalition called for an end to […]

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Religious affairs ministry condemns Aqsa Mosque area destruction

[ 05/03/2011 – 08:19 AM ]   GAZA, (PIC)– The Gaza religious affairs ministry has condemned the destruction of palaces from the Umayyad Caliphate era south of the holy Aqsa Mosque. Israel had been drilling there to extend a network of bridges and stair rails around the archaeological area adjacent to the Mosque in order […]

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Ministry of religious affairs slams restrictions on entry to Aqsa Mosque

[ 26/02/2011 – 09:43 AM ]   GAZA, (PIC)– The Palestinian ministry of religious affairs expressed concern about the restrictions imposed by Israel on Palestinian worshipers who want to perform prayers at the Aqsa Mosque and its surrounding yards, especially on Fridays. The ministry’s committee of Jerusalem underlined in a statement on Friday that such […]

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Ministry of religious affairs calls for internet warefare to protect holy sites

[ 05/01/2011 – 12:59 PM ]   OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– The Palestinian ministry of religious affairs called for strongly retaliating to the Israeli internet warfare against the occupied city of Jerusalem and the Aqsa Mosque and working on protecting the holy sites against the Zionist piracy. The ministry stressed in a press release on Tuesday […]

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Gaza religious affairs ministry denounces new 180-house settlement plan in J’lem

[ 23/12/2010 – 12:16 PM ]   GAZA, (PIC)– The Gaza religious affairs ministry renounced Thursday a plan by Israel’s Jerusalem municipality to erect a 180-house Jewish settlement district near the south Jerusalem district of Amlesson. The 7977 A plan was approved in 2005 to create five residential buildings with 180 apartments on an area […]

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Abu Sha’ar: Israel to blame for Omari Mosque collapse

[ 19/12/2010 – 11:04 AM ]   GAZA, (PIC)– Palestine’s religious affairs minister in Gaza Talib Abu Sha’ar is assigning blame to Israel for the collapse of the Omari Mosque in Zanuta, a village under threat of demolition east of the Al-Khalil city of Dhahiriyya. Israel has taken an unprecedented step towards Judaizing Islamic holy […]

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Cultural Ministry: Adding West Bank Islamic sites to Jewish heritage a forgery

[ 18/10/2010 – 09:29 AM ]   GAZA, (PIC)– The Ministry of Culture in Gaza said the decision to add two mosques in the West Bank to the Jewish heritage list is “falsification of facts and an obliteration of Islamic landmarks and monuments”. The ministry said in a statement it issued Sunday evening that Israel […]

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Sabri urges Arab leaders to activate their decisions on Jerusalem

[ 10/10/2010 – 10:12 AM ]   OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Sheikh Ekrema Sabri, the head of the supreme Islamic council in the occupied city of Jerusalem, has urged the Arab leaders meeting in the Libyan city of Sirte to activate the decisions they had taken more than a year ago to support Jerusalem. In an […]

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Israeli police kidnap mosque imam and another man in Nazareth

[ 07/10/2010 – 11:09 AM ]   NAZARETH, (PIC)– The Israeli police kidnapped on Wednesday two Palestinian citizens in Nazareth city inside the 1948 occupied lands, including the imam of Shihabuddin mosque, on allegations of supporting alleged terror groups, illegal gathering and planning to commit crimes. Spokesman for the Israeli police Doron Malka said that […]

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MP Zaboun slams PA’s unconcern over settlers’ attacks on W. Bank mosques

[ 07/10/2010 – 10:28 AM ]   BETHLEHEM, (PIC)– Hamas lawmaker Anwar Al-Zaboun strongly denounced the arson attack, which was waged by Israeli settlers on Al-Anbiya mosque in Beit Fajar town, south of Bethlehem city, last Sunday and criticized the Palestinian Authority (PA) for its passivity towards such a crime. “Attacking houses of God is […]

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ei: The mendacity of “restraint”

Richard Irvine, The Electronic Intifada, 4 October 2010 Right-wing Israelis and Israeli settlers march through occupied East Jerusalem. (Anne Paq/ActiveStills) As Israel’s self-imposed and largely irrelevant settlement freeze ends, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked settlers to show “restraint.” It is an interesting choice of adjective, for people who show restraint are the injured […]

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Abu Sha’ar warns of religious war between Muslims and Jews in O. Jerusalem

[ 06/10/2010 – 03:00 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Palestinian minister of religious affairs Taleb Abu Sha’ar warned that a devastating war is likely to happen between Muslims and Jews as a result of Israel’s escalating Judaization plans in occupied Jerusalem, the latest of which in Al-Buraq wall square, west of the Aqsa Mosque. In a statement […]

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Dweik asks Arab summit to provide protection for holy shrines

[ 06/10/2010 – 03:01 PM ] AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– Palestinian legislative council speaker Dr. Aziz Dweik has asked the extraordinary Arab summit to be held in Libya next Saturday to include protection of holy Islamic shrines in occupied Palestine on its agenda. Dweik in a message to the Libyan leader Muamer Al-Gaddafi on Wednesday also asked […]

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Khatib warns PA of waiving parts of Jerusalem and Aqsa Mosque

[ 02/10/2010 – 10:57 AM ] OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Sheikh Kamal Al-Khatib, the deputy head of the Islamic Movement in the 1948 occupied lands, expressed his great concerns over the concessions which the Palestinian Authority (PA) intends to make on the occupied city of Jerusalem and the Aqsa Mosque. In a press statement to the […]

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