Israel's politicians have always managed to unify around "security", writes Ramzy Baroud. But the cracks are widening.
Al Aqsa mosque
Protesters marched against the recent violent Israeli attacks on Palestinian worshippers at Al Aqsa mosque. Peter Boyle reports.
Israeli police invaded Al Aqsa Mosque for the second day in a row, shooting tear gas and stun grenades at Palestinian worshippers inside, reports Susan Price.
Thousands of Israeli settlers stormed the al-Aqsa mosque in occupied East Jerusalem on May 29 during the so-called annual “March of the Flags”, held to celebrate Israeli occupation of the city, reports Peoples' Dispatch.
Maureen Clare Murphy reports that Israeli occupation forces attacked Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque, wounding more than 150 Palestinians, while it was filled with Ramadan worshippers on one of the holiest days in the Islamic calendar.
Israel’s “security measures”, including installing metal detectors at Haram Al Sharif — which contains the Al Aqsa mosque, one of Islam’s holiest sites — were finally rescinded on July 27 amid growing protests. But Palestinians continue to face unprecedented levels of surveillance and harassment.
On the night of July 27, Israeli security forces clashed with Palestinians who returned to the site to pray for the first time in nearly two weeks since Israel shut down the mosque.