Last Friday of Ramadan at Al-Aqsa brought in about 80,000 worshipers, but for the Palestinian-Muslims crossing over from the Kalandia checkpoint, it was a hassle navigating to the holy site due to heavy traffic and heightened presence of Israeli forces throughout Jerusalem’s Old City.
A 40 percent reduction in electricity supply for the Gaza Strip is bound to worsen the existing humanitarian crisis in the besieged territory, leaving Gazans with only two to three hours of electricity per day.
In 2017, Israeli authorities approved the highest number of settlement-related projects in 25 years. These include Amichai, the first settlement officially established by the government since 1992, built to "compensate" former residents of the Amona outpost.
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Crossing the Kalandia checkpoint to pray at Al-Aqsa on the last Friday of Ramadan
"Syrians" in Gaza: from a war to another
Egypt is sending fuel to Gaza, but the electricity crisis remains very concerning
Construction plans for new settlements fly in the face of a two-state solution