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LIVE: Palestinians and Israelis killed, scores injured in clashes over al-Aqsa

LIVE: Palestinians and Israelis killed, scores injured in clashes over al-Aqsa
Follow the latest updates from Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank

Israel is facing a day of rage over its refusal to remove metal detectors from entrances leading up to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam's third holiest site. 

Here are the latest developments:

  • Three Israeli settlers killed by Palestinian man in Halamisch settlement
  • General strike called by Palestinians in East Jerusalem
  • Three Palestinian teenagers killed by Israeli settlers during clashes in east Jerusalem
  • Metal detectors to stay in place: Israeli Police
  • Clashes began after Palestinian gunmen killed two Israeli policemen inside Al-Aqsa

MEE's Lubna Masarwa and Jacob Burns are in the Old City area to report on the latest developments.

Live Updates

Palestinians for 'March of Anger' towards Israeli checkpoints in West Bank
2 years ago

Palestinian leaders have called for a "March of Anger" towards Israeli checkpoints in protest to planned Israeli security measures on the Al-Aqsa compound.

The call comes after violent clashes on Friday which saw three Palestinians killed, and hundreds injured. 

The protest is due to take place at 6 PM where a large group of demonstrators are expected to march towards the Qalandia checkpoint in Ramallah. 

Israeli Army raid home of Palestinian who stabbed settlers: Reuters
2 years ago

Israeli security forces on Saturday raided the home of the Palestinian attacker who stabbed to death three Israelis and restricted movement for Palestinians from his West Bank village, the military said.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said security forces "surveyed the house of the assailant in the village of Khobar, searched for weapons and confiscated money used for terror purposes. The brother of the assailant was also apprehended."

"Movement out of the village will be limited to humanitarian cases only," she said.

Prayer protests continue in Old City of East Jerusalem
2 years ago

Prayer protests in East Jerusalem's Old City continue as dozens of Palestinians prayed outside on the streets leading up to the Al-Aqsa compound.

The Israeli government have refused to back down on metal detectors outside the Al-Aqsa compound, which has been the source of tensions over the last few days. 

Palestinians begin mid-afternoon prayers in the Old City of East Jerusalem (MEE/ Lubna Masarwa)
Women praying mid-afternoon prayers outside the Old City in East Jerusalem (MEE/ Lubna Masarwa)
Roads leading up to Al-Aqsa remain deserted during general strike
2 years ago

Roads leading up to the Al-Aqsa mosque continue to remain deserted as shop owners continue with their general strike to mourn the loss of three Palestinians killed in Friday's clashes with Israeli police. 

MEE's Lubna Masarwa who is inside the Old City in East Jerusalem reports:

"The main roads that lead up to Al-Aqsa on a Saturday are usually full of shoppers and tourists, but today it is completely deserted.

The shop owners remain defiant and said that they will continue with their strike to remember the three Palestinians who were killed in yesterday's clashes."

Roads leading up to the Al-Aqsa compound remain deserted (MEE/Lubna Masarwa)
Main road that leads up to the Al-Aqsa compound deserted (MEE/Lubna Masarwa)
Palestinians recount horrors during Israeli Police raid of Al-Makassad Hospital
2 years ago

MEE's Jacob Burns visited the Al-Makassad hospital after it was raided by Israeli police.

Key points from his latest dispatch:

  • Eyewitnesses claim Israeli Police had beaten up doctors and blocked the entrance to surgical wards. 
  • Israeli police spokesman said: Officers had gone into hospital "to search for suspects directly involved in the riots".
  • Al-Makassad subject to increased security measures, that many Palestinians see as an attempt to control the medical facility.
  • Palestinians hid the body of slain Palestinian protestor to stop Israeli authorities seizing the body. 

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Palestinian attacker who killed three Israeli settlers acted alone
2 years ago

Israel's Channel 10 news outlet reports that the Palestinian who stabbed four Israeli settlers, killing three of them, had acted alone. 

Investigators told the Israeli outlet that the attacker had walked from his village to the Israeli settlement.

The outlet was told that the attacker had chosen houses near the settlement's security fence that had an open-door. 

(Source: @news10/Channel 10)