Daily Archives: July 15, 2017

Jerusalem civic leader placed under house arrest for TV interview

JERUSALEM � Palestinian civic activist Mohammad Jadallah was placed under house arrest in his East Jerusalem home following his release from detention, according to reports.

Israeli police detained Jadallah on Friday following a TV interview on the events in Jerusalem …

Weather: Hot wave continues through coming week

RAMALLAH � Weather on Saturday is hot to very hot with slight rise in temperature to become above its annual average by about 6 degrees Celsius, according to the Palestinian Meteorological Department.

Wind is northwesterly, light to moderate and sea …

Newspapers Review: Jerusalem developments and closure of Aqsa Mosque focus of dailies

RAMALLAH � Developments in Jerusalem’s Old City and the Israeli closure of Al-Aqsa Mosque for Muslim Friday prayers, a first since 1969, were the highlight of the Saturday issue of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies published in the occupied territories.…

Government says Israeli measures against Al-Aqsa Mosque a cause for deep concern

RAMALLAH � The Palestinian government Saturday warned that Israeli punitive measures against Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem are a cause for deep concern.

Government spokesman Yousef Mahmoud said in a statement that the government was following with deep concern the Israeli …

Al-Aqsa Mosque remains closed for the second day in a row

JERUSALEM � In spite of Palestinian, Arab and Islamic calls on Israel to reopen Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem for Muslim prayers, the third holiest site in Islam remained closed Saturday for the second day in a row.

Israel closed the …