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India ‘strongly condemns’ Jerusalem synagogue terror attack

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi in a statement released on Twitter "condemned" the terror attack in Israel's Jerusalem.

Israeli emergency personnel help victims at the site of a reported attack in a settler neighborhood in Israeli-annexed East Jerusalem on January 27, 2023.(AFP)
Published on Jan 28, 2023 04:27 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

Palestinians celebrate Jerusalem synagogue attack that killed 7 Israelis

The attack came a day after an Israeli military raid killed nine Palestinians in the West Bank.

Palestinians celebrate in Gaza City on January 27, 2023, following a shooting attack by a Palestinian gunman outside an east Jerusalem synagogue.(AFP)
Published on Jan 28, 2023 12:02 PM IST

Palestinian gunman kills 7 in east Jerusalem synagogue attack

The shooting came a day after a major escalation in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including an army raid in the occupied West Bank that killed nine people, rocket fire from Gaza and retaliatory Israeli strikes.

Israeli emergency personnel help victims at the site of a reported attack in a settler neighborhood in Israeli-annexed East Jerusalem on January 27, 2023.(AFP)
Published on Jan 28, 2023 10:37 AM IST

At least 7 killed in Palesitian gunman attack near Jerusalem synagogue

The attack, which occurred as residents were observing the Jewish sabbath, came a day after an Israeli military raid killed nine people in the West Bank.

The shooting set off celebrations in both the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. (Reuters)
Published on Jan 28, 2023 06:17 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

Twin blasts shake Jerusalem, killing 1 and wounding at least 14

The first explosion occurred near a bus stop on the edge of the city, where commuters usually crowd waiting for buses. The second went off in Ramot, a neighborhood in the city's north.

Israeli forensic experts gather at the scene of an explosion at a bus stop in Jerusalem on November 23, 2022. (AFP)
Updated on Nov 23, 2022 01:12 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

Australia to no longer recognise Jerusalem as Israel capital

In 2018 a conservative government led by Scott Morrison followed former US president Donald Trump's lead in naming West Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong speaks during a press conference, Tuesday (Australia Pool via AP)(AP)
Published on Oct 18, 2022 09:29 AM IST

Palestinian gunman kills woman Israeli soldier in Jerusalem

Police said they were searching for the attacker, with special forces and a helicopter involved in the search. Police said early Sunday that they arrested one person on suspicion of involvement in the attack, but were continuing the manhunt.

Israeli security forces gather following a shooting incident at a check point in east Jerusalem, Israeli police said October 8, 2022. (REUTERS/Ammar Awad)
Published on Oct 09, 2022 07:41 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta, Jerusalem

8 Israelis wounded in Jerusalem shooting

The shooting occurred as the bus waited in a parking lot near the Western Wall, which is considered the holiest site where Jews can pray.

8 Israelis wounded in Jerusalem shooting
Published on Aug 14, 2022 10:01 AM IST
AP |

Outcry after Israel police beat mourners at funeral

Witnesses say the Palestinian-American was shot dead two days earlier by Israeli police during a raid in occupied West Bank, which Israel has denied.

Palestinian mourners wave national flags as they carry the casket of Shireen Abu Aklel inside a church, in Jerusalem, (AFP)
Published on May 15, 2022 01:51 AM IST
Agencies |

Shireen Abu Akleh, slain Al Jazeera journalist, laid to rest in Jerusalem

The Israeli military said its initial investigation showed that a heavy firefight was underway around 200 meters (yards) from where Shireen Abu Akleh was killed, but that it was unable to determine whether she was shot by Israeli forces or Palestinian militants.

Family and friends carry the coffin of Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh, who was killed during an Israeli raid in Jenin in the occupied West Bank, next to Israeli security forces, during her funeral in Jerusalem.(REUTERS)
Published on May 13, 2022 05:44 PM IST
AP |

At UN meet, India condemns violence in Jerusalem, stresses on 2-state solution

India at UN: India’s deputy permanent representative R Ravindra expressed concerns over the series of incidents at holy places of Jerusalem during the ongoing month of Ramzan.

India’s deputy permanent representative R Ravindra speaks at the UNSC. (ANI)
Published on Apr 26, 2022 10:21 AM IST
By | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Israel strikes Gaza after rocket attack amid rising tensions in Jerusalem

Warning sirens sounded in southern Israel Monday night after the rocket was fired from the enclave controlled by the Islamist group Hamas, the first such incident since early January.

Flames and smoke rise during Israeli airstrikes in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.(AFP)
Published on Apr 19, 2022 06:55 AM IST

10 hurt in clashes at Jerusalem mosque days after violence wounded 150: Report

Early on Sunday morning, "hundreds" of Palestinian demonstrators started gathering piles of stones, shortly before the arrival of Jewish visitors to the site, the police said.

Israeli police clashed with Palestinians outside Al-Aqsa Mosque after police cleared Palestinians from the sprawling compound to facilitate the routine visit of Jews to the holy site. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)(AP)
Published on Apr 17, 2022 02:55 PM IST

At 97, Mormon president becomes oldest in church history

Nelson's surpasses the previous oldest church president, Gordon B. Hinckley, who died in 2008 at the age of 97 after serving 13 years.

Mormon president becomes oldest in church history (AP)
Published on Apr 15, 2022 11:15 AM IST
AP |

Clashes erupt at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque, many wounded

The Palestinian Red Crescent emergency service said it evacuated 59 wounded people to hospitals.

Clashes erupt at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque, many wounded (AP)
Published on Apr 15, 2022 10:21 AM IST
AP |

Jerusalem's Holy Sepulchre Church reopens after two years of Covid-19 lockdown

After two years of Covid-19 travel restrictions, around 500 worshippers passed through the huge wooden doors of Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre - the focus of the most important festival in the Christian calendar as the site where Jesus is believed to have been crucified and resurrected.

Roman Catholic clergy carry palm branches as they circle the aedicule during the Palm Sunday procession at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City. The ceremony is a landmark in the Roman Catholic calendar, marking the triumphant return of Christ to Jerusalem the week before his death, when a cheering crowd greeted him waving palm leaves. Palm Sunday marks the start of the most solemn week in the Christian calendar. (Photo by AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP)
Updated on Apr 10, 2022 08:57 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Jerusalem

No change to ban on Jewish prayer at mosque, says new Israeli Prime Minister

Naftali Bennett, Israel's new premier, had raised concerns on Sunday when he said Israel was committed to protecting “freedom of worship” for Jews at the hilltop compound.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett chairs the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem Monday, July 19, 2021.(AP)
Published on Jul 19, 2021 04:40 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Shanza Khan, Jerusalem

Israel says Iran's Raisi 'Butcher of Tehran', committed to nuclear programme

"Iran’s new president, known as the Butcher of Tehran, is an extremist responsible for the deaths of thousands of Iranians. He is committed to the regime's nuclear ambitions and to its campaign of global terror," Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said on Twitter.

Presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi looks on at a polling station during presidential elections in Tehran, Iran June 18, 2021.(Reuters)
Updated on Jun 20, 2021 12:05 AM IST
Reuters | , Jerusalem

Zara under fire after head designer’s ‘racist’ message to Palestinian model

Social media users trend hashtags #BoycottZara and #ZaraMustApologise after Palestinian model Qaher Harhash exposes anti-Palestinian and ‘Islamophobic’ conversation with Vanessa Perilman, Head Designer for Spanish clothing giant Zara

Zara faces calls for boycott after head designer’s ‘racist’ message to Palestinian model(Twitter/CapitalMoments)
Updated on Jun 15, 2021 02:46 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz

Jerusalem's Temple Mount complex opened for Jews for first time in 20 days

The complex was opened to Jews on Sunday morning for the first time in 20 days, amid simmering tensions.

Jews have been barred from visiting the Temple Mount since May 3, when authorities made the decision to shutter the compound to non-Muslims amid spiraling tensions in the city.(Reuters)
Published on May 23, 2021 11:11 PM IST
ANI | , Jerusalem

How East Jerusalem flashpoint Sheikh Jarrah got its own hashtag

The hashtag "#SaveSheikhJarrah" has gained momentum overseas, with British singer Dua Lipa and Academy Award-winning actress Viola Davis among those expressing solidarity.

A Palestinian resident reacts during scuffles with Israeli police ahead of a court hearing in a land-ownership dispute in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood.(Reuters)
Published on May 17, 2021 04:52 PM IST
Reuters | , Jerusalem

Gaza boils as Hamas, Israel clash

Air raid sirens go off as rockets launched from Gaza Strip target Tel Aviv.

A car is seen ablaze after a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip landed in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon.(AFP)
Published on May 12, 2021 05:26 AM IST
Agencies | , Gaza/jerusalem

Air raid sirens, explosions heard in Jerusalem amid tensions

Abu Obeida, spokesman for Hamas’ military wing, said the rocket attack was a response to what he called Israeli “crimes and aggression” in Jerusalem. “This is a message the enemy has to understand well,” he said.

Israelis run to shelters as air attack sirens goes off during a Jerusalem Day march, in Jerusalem.(AP)
Published on May 10, 2021 08:57 PM IST
AP |

Explained: What's behind the Israeli-Palestinian clashes in Jerusalem?

Jerusalem has been the scene of violent confrontations between Jews and Arabs for 100 years and remains one of the most bitterly contested cities on earth.

Palestinian man runs away from tear gas during clashes with Israeli security forces in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City.(AP)
Published on May 10, 2021 06:00 PM IST
AP |

Palestinians stone Israeli car, which crashes, as Jerusalem seethes

The CCTV footage, which police released on Twitter, began with Palestinians milling around slow-moving traffic, apparently trying to spot Israeli drivers, and then converging on a white car.

Smoke disperses from a stun grenade fired by Israeli security forces amid Israeli-Palestinian tension as Israel marks Jerusalem Day.(Reuters)
Published on May 10, 2021 05:54 PM IST
Reuters | , Jerusalem

US expresses 'serious concerns' about Jerusalem clashes, Palestinians' evictions

US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan also expressed the Biden administration's commitment to Israel's security and to supporting peace and stability throughout the Middle East, according to a White House statement.

Protesters hold Palestine and Turkish national flags and chant slogans during a demonstration against Israel in front of the Israeli Consulate in Istanbul.(AFP)
Published on May 10, 2021 08:00 AM IST
Reuters | , Washington

Weekend of clashes in Jerusalem's old city: Bibi vows to impose order

Ahead of a cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, also referred to as “Bibi”, warned that Israel “would decisively and responsibly impose law and order in Jerusalem”.

Some 121 Palestinians were wounded in Saturday’s overnight clashes. Israeli police said 17 of its officers were wounded.(AFP)
Published on May 10, 2021 06:01 AM IST
AFP | , Jerusalem

Israel to welcome back international travellers after a year

On Tuesday, the Tourism Ministry of Israel announced that they will be reopening borders for international travellers who have been vaccinated.

Israel to accept foreign tourists after year-long break(Pexels)
Published on Apr 14, 2021 07:27 AM IST
AP | , Jerusalem

Israel treating bomb blast near its embassy in Delhi as terrorism, says official

New Delhi police said there had been no injuries and no damage to the building, adding: "Initial impressions suggest a mischievous attempt to create a sensation."

Police gather at a street after an explosion near the Israeli embassy in New Delhi.(AFP)
Updated on Jan 29, 2021 07:42 PM IST
Reuters | , Jerusalem
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