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Delinking the Palestinians

December 25, 2015

Since the more recent third Palestinian uprising started in early October, there has been a rush by different Arab countries and intellectuals to legitimize their good relations with, and their love for, Israel. With the Palestinian uprising refusing to abate in November, panic set in among the Arab anti-Palestinian camp, which has gained considerable ground across the Arab world since the 1978 Egypt-Israel Camp David…

West Bank risks being plunged into chaos in 2016, warn Palestinian officials

December 25, 2015

Palestinian officials are warning that the occupied West Bank risks being plunged into chaos next year, with no sign of three months of violence coming to an end and support growing among Palestinians for the current wave of attacks on Israelis. The warnings that the status quo is untenable follow recent comments by both senior US figures and the Israeli military that the risk of…

FOA exclusive: Interview with Councillor Mohammed Dawood

December 24, 2015

In November last year, Leicester city councillors voted not to procure services from illegal settlements in the Occupied Territories. Since then, the motion is set to face High Court review next year after a complaint that was filed by the Jewish Human Rights Watch. Friends of Al-Aqsa met with councillor Mohammed Dawood to find out more about the motion and his personal experience. FOA: Can…

Muslim scholars call for support for Al-Aqsa Mosque

December 24, 2015

The secretary general of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) called on Tuesday for Muslims all over the world to designate next Friday as a day of solidarity with Al-Aqsa Mosque, Anadolu has reported. Dr Ali Al-Qaradaghi said that Muslim scholars should use the day to explain how the Israeli occupation authorities are violating the Noble Sanctuary, including their plans to destroy the mosque…