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October 30, 2014

The Al Aqsa Mosque was completely closed for the first time since 2000. (File/AFP)
18:07 GMT

Israeli authorities decided to reopen the Al Aqsa Mosque for Muslim worshipers.

There are fresh fears of a new Palestinian uprising following the outbreak of clashes in East Jerusalem. (File/AFP)
16:24 GMT

Fresh clashes in Jerusalem happened after Israeli police shot dead a 32-year-old Palestinian man suspected of having tried to kill a far-right Jewish activist.

Israeli forces have denied all Palestinians entry into the al-Aqsa Mosque over the death of an Israeli rabbi. (AFP/File)
10:53 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas has called Israel's decision to close al-Aqsa mosque compound a "declaration of war."

The move came less than a month after Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven announced that his government decided to recognize the state of Palestine. (AFP/File)
09:04 GMT

The Swedish government officially recognized Palestine as an independent state Thursday.

This is the first time Al Aqsa compound has been shut down since 1967. (AFP/File)
07:27 GMT

Israeli authorities on Thursday shut the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem following the shooting of a far-right Jewish rabbi.

Yehuda Glick is chairman of the extremist Israeli organization Temple Mount Heritage Fund (File/AFP)
05:49 GMT

The controversial American-Israeli activist Yehuda Glick was shot and injured during a rally in Jerusalem Wednesday.

PLO Ambassador to the UN Riyad Mansour told the Security Council on Wednesday "east Jerusalem has always maintained an Arab and Islamic identity and will continue to do so" (AFP/ File Archive).
04:51 GMT

In response to statements made by Palestine and Israel at an emergency United Nations Security Council meeting on Wednesday, the UN called the announcement of the new settlements, as well as the recent terror attacks, “worrisome developments.”

October 29, 2014

Israel recently announced the construction of over 1,000 new settler homes as tensions rise. (AFP/File)
16:03 GMT

The UN Security Council is due to hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday over current tensions between Israelis and Palestinians.

October 28, 2014

Egypt will create a 20-meter channel along the border with Gaza as a security precaution (File/AFP)
13:34 GMT

Egyptian authorities announced plans to create a buffer zone along the border with Gaza following a suicide bombing that killed 30 soldiers in the Sinai Peninsula.

October 27, 2014

The new city is expected to be built on an area of 2,700 acres on Tantur Hill near the Arab community of Jdeideh in western Galilee (AFP/ File Archive).
16:12 GMT

For the first time since the establishment of Israel in 1948, the Israeli authorities are considering a plan to build a new "Arab city"

Around 30 soldiers were killed following militant attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Friday (File/AFP)
11:58 GMT

Peace talks with Israel were put on hold due to the attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, the head of Palestine's ceasefire delegation team said.

The UN has condemned Israel's continued construction of homes in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
09:07 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has approved the construction of 1,060 new settler units in the occupied Palestinian territories.

US officials urged for calm following clashes in Jerusalem and the West Bank (File/AFP)
06:10 GMT

Thousands of Palestinians gathered in the West Bank town of Silwad to attend the funeral of a 14-year-old boy who was shot dead by Israeli forces on Friday.

October 26, 2014

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas addresses a conference in Ramallah, September 11, 2014 (File/AFP)
13:08 GMT

Egyptian officials postponed Gaza ceasefire talks between Palestine and Israel which were scheduled for Monday.

Over 300 Israeli public figures signed the letter calling for an independent Palestinian state (File/AFP)
10:46 GMT

Hundreds of left-wing Israeli public figures urged the Spanish Parliament to support the resolution for a Palestinian State ahead of the country's vote.