Inside Story

Why is al-Aqsa Mosque compound a recurrent flash point?

Hundreds of Jewish settlers and far-right groups entered al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Sunday.


Al-Aqsa closed to Jews during Ramadan

Police say site closed to Jews and other non-Muslim visitors until end of Islam's holy month after two days of clashes.


Several Palestinians injured in clashes at al-Aqsa

At least seven Palestinians hurt after clashing with police over visit by Jews to Muslim holy site during Ramadan.

War & Conflict

Relative calm at al-Aqsa compound 'is deceiving'

New report by ICG says that Israel violated promises made to Jordan on maintaining status quo at al-Aqsa compound.


Al-Aqsa 360°: Inside Jerusalem's holiest mosque

Millions of feet have walked these grounds, and now you can join them.

War & Conflict

When Palestinian women take up arms

Whatever role gender plays for the Palestinians in their cause, the conflict is usually gender-neutral.

by Khaled Diab

Al Jazeera World

Jerusalem: Dividing al-Aqsa

Why the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, of great significance to both Muslims and Jews, remains an ongoing point of tension.

War & Conflict

The secret to peace in Palestine

The status of the mosque was the spark that ignited the violence, but the situation in all Jerusalem cannot be ignored.

by Daoud Kuttab

Middle East

Palestinian FM says Al-Aqsa surveillance 'a new trap'

Unrest continues in West Bank after US said Israeli-Jordanian plan to install cameras inside mosque could calm tensions.

Al-Aqsa mosque

Netanyahu bars Jewish politicians from al-Aqsa compound

Israeli prime minister has ordered police to prevent ministers and legislators from visiting holy Jerusalem site.

East Jerusalem

Israel's right defies rabbinate over Al-Aqsa

Settler movement is challenging traditional interpretation of rabbinic law backed by ruling right-wing coalition.


Al-Aqsa tensions trigger clashes across West Bank

Clashes have consumed large parts of the West Bank as Israel places strict age restrictions on the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

War & Conflict

Israel to toughen penalties for stone throwers

Netanyahu mulls minimum penalty, announces "significant fines" for Palestinian children, as well as for their parents.

Human Rights

Playing with fire at Al-Aqsa

In the enlightened 21st century, Muslims and Jews should once more share this holy site.

by Khaled Diab

War & Conflict

Israeli police storm Al-Aqsa Mosque for a third day

Clashes erupt after Israeli police raid mosque's courtyards to support tours for Jewish activists.