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Israelis, Palestinians battle over access to religious site

JERUSALEM, May 18 (UPI) -- Israeli forces clashed with Palestinian protesters Saturday near a mosque in East Jerusalem, Palestinian officials said.

Palestinians protest mosque access limit

JERUSALEM, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Palestinians say Israel is restricting their access to the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem during September's holy month of Ramadan.

Fatah wing wants Fayad out, Hamas closer

RAMALLAH, West Bank, March 14 (UPI) -- The al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, armed wing of the Fatah Palestinian faction, called Friday for Prime Minister Salaam Fayad's ouster and a new bonding with Hamas.

Officers arrest 14 escaped al-Aqsa inmates

NABLUS, West Bank, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Fourteen al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades militants who escaped from a West Bank prison turned themselves in to the Palestinian Authority Friday, a report said.

Al-Aqsa allegdly wants to 'eliminate' PM

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- A leaflet allegedly from the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades called for the assassination of Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salaam Fayad, a report said Monday.

Israeli soldiers kill two near Gaza border

GAZA, July 28 (UPI) -- Two Palestinians allegedly trying to plant explosives were killed Saturday by Israeli soldiers near the border fence in northern Gaza.

Swedish foundation linked to Hamas funding

MALMO, Sweden, May 27 (UPI) -- Authorities in the Swedish city of Malmo are investigating whether a national branch of the al-Aqsa Foundation may have directly funded Hamas terror attacks.

Violence in the West Bank

JENIN, West Bank, March 10 (UPI) -- Fatah gunmen opened fire on the car of a Hamas minister in a West Bank village near Jenin Saturday.

Jordan's king denounces Israeli digging

AMMAN, Jordan, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Jordan's King Abdullah has denounced Israeli measures against Islamic shrines in Jerusalem after bulldozers started digging near al-Aqsa Mosque.

Fatah gunmen rescue kidnapped student

NABLUS, West Bank, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Gunmen from the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades burst into a West Bank apartment and freed a kidnapped U.S. student unharmed, reports from the region say.

Arab leader: Muslims will rule Jerusalem

UMM AL-FAHM, Israel, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Israeli Arab Islamic leader Sheikh Raed Salah told a rally in Jerusalem the "Israeli occupation" of the city will soon vanish.

Israel kills 2 militants on West Bank

NABLUS, West Bank, July 29 (UPI) -- Israeli soldiers killed two members of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade near Nablus on Saturday.

Israel clashes with Palestinian militants

GAZA, April 3 (UPI) -- The vicious circle of Middle East violence continued Monday as Fatah militants bombarded Israel in retaliation to the killing of a comrade in the West Bank.

U.N. employee kidnapped in Nablus

NABLUS, West Bank, March 1 (UPI) -- A Palestinian employee of the United Nations in Nablus has been kidnapped by al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the military wing of the Fatah faction.

Hamas starts test broadcast for new TV

GAZA, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Hamas started test broadcasting Monday its television, the first of its kind in Gaza, days after launching its official campaign for general elections.

Palestinian gunmen wreck border wall

TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Palestinian gunmen stole two bulldozers Wednesday and demolished part of a wall along the border between the Gaza Strip and Egypt.

Israeli killed in Hebron

HEBRON, Israel, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Gunmen Friday fired at a car in Hebron, killing a 35-year-old Israeli settler and wounding two others.

Danish group charged with funding terror

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Police in Denmark have charged an Islamic organization and two members with supporting terrorism.

Palestinian scholars seek end to truce

GAZA, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The Palestinian Islamic Scholars Association Saturday called for an end to the truce between the Palestinian factions and Israel.

Jewish extremists pray in al-Aqsa yard

GAZA, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Jewish extremists entered Jerusalem's al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam's third holiest shrine, Wednesday escorted by Israeli police, Palestinian sources said.

Kidnapped Italian journalist released

DEIR EL-BALAH, Gaza, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- A correspondent for the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera has been released by kidnappers in the Gaza Strip.

Raid on Aqsa mosque sparks condemnations

GAZA, June 6 (UPI) -- Israeli police clashed with worshippers at al-Aqsa mosque Monday in Jerusalem, sparking condemnations and threats by Palestinian groups.

Palestinians protest in Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon, May 8 (UPI) -- Thousands of Palestinian refugees and Lebanese protested Sunday in south Lebanon against extremist Jewish threats to attack Jerusalem's al-Aqsa Mosque.

GCC concern over al-Aqsa Mosque

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, April 13 (UPI) -- The six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council Wednesday expressed concern over threats by Jewish extremists to raid al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam's third holiest shrine.

Jordan king warns against harming al-Aqsa

AMMAN, Jordan, April 10 (UPI) -- Jordan's King Abdullah Sunday warned against any attempts by extremist Jews to attack al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, saying it would destabilize the region.
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