Violent clashes around the Al Aqsa mosque are becoming a more frequent occurrence as Muslims, and some Israelis, see a change in the set of unwritten rules around access to Jerusalem’s holy ground.
Israeli police and Palestinians clash at Al Aqsa mosque amid the Jewish holiday of Passover and Islam’s holy month of Ramadan.
Attack comes hours after Israeli police blocked Jewish marchers from Jerusalem flashpoints.
Explosions at a school in a Shiite neighborhood that killed at least six and wounded more than 11 others was likely carried out by Islamic State, analysts said, showing the militant group’s continued threat despite a monthslong Taliban campaign against it.
Israel’s military said it targeted a Hamas weapons-manufacturing site in response to a rocket fired from the Palestinian territory, raising fears of a wider conflict amid heightened tensions after days of clashes at a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem.
Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi handed power to a council of representatives of Yemeni groups, as Saudi Arabia looks for ways to end a seven-year civil war in Yemen that has caused a humanitarian crisis.
Scuffles around Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site, the Al Aqsa Mosque, led to nine Palestinians arrested and 17 people injured, according to local officials.
Israeli police said young masked men used fireworks, stones and other heavy objects to attack security forces around Al Aqsa mosque.
Israel’s policy of eschewing peace talks and trying instead to improve Palestinian quality of life is being tested by terrorist attacks and rising religious tensions.
The attack in Tel Aviv comes after a wave of terrorist incidents in the past few weeks that have put security forces on high alert.
President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi also dismissed his controversial vice president before handing over his powers to a leadership council in a Saudi-backed move aimed at reviving negotiations with the Houthi rebels to end the country’s seven-year civil war.
The attack in Syria is the latest in a long-running series on U.S. forces and their local partners in Iraq and Syria carried out by Iran and its allied paramilitary groups in the region.
The resignation means the country’s government now has 60 lawmakers backing it in the 120-member Parliament. The coalition can continue to govern without a majority but it will struggle to pass laws.
Halt in fighting between Saudia Arabia and Iran-backed Houthis would be the first since 2016; the conflict has claimed 377,000 lives.
The Israeli military is beefing up its presence in the West Bank, while authorities carry out a wave of arrests of Palestinians.
The attacker opened fire in an ultra-Orthodox town on the outskirts of Tel Aviv before being killed by security forces, in the country’s third suspected terrorist attack in a week.
Some officials fear that an unchecked wave of refugees could undercut the country’s Jewish majority.
A historic gathering of U.S., Israeli and top Arab diplomats concluded with momentum for discussions to create new Mideast defense partnerships, as one-time foes pledged to meet regularly to boost economic and security ties.
The militant group took responsibility for an attack in which gunmen killed two Israeli border police officers Sunday and injured at least six others in a shooting spree in the streets of central Israel, the second deadly incident linked to the militant group in the country in under a week.
A first-ever diplomatic summit of Arab, Israeli and American foreign ministers illustrates the new relationships being built across the region as the U.S. rethinks its security role in the Mideast and Russia and China seek to exploit openings left by Washington.