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  • ABC

  • AFP, Agence France-Presse

  • AJ, Al Jazeera

  • Al Ahram

  • Al Arabiya

  • AP, The Associated Press

  • BBC

  • Bloomberg

  • CNN

  • Daily Sabah

  • Daily Star (Lebanon)

  • France24

  • The Guardian

  • Gulf News

  • Haaretz

  • JP, The Jerusalem Post

  • JT, The Jordan Times

  • NYT, The New York Times

  • RFE/RL, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

  • Reuters

  • VOA, Voice of America

  • WP, The Washington Post

Arab-Israeli Conflict

See also Lebanon

Jul. 16: Protests erupted after Israeli authorities installed metal detectors at the entrance to Jerusalem's al-Aqsa Mosque, considered by many to be the third-holiest site in Islam. Palestinian leaders condemned the measure, asserting it was a violation of Muslims' freedom of worship, and called for prayers to be held outside the mosque as an act of protest. The metal detectors were installed after the mosque had been shuttered by the Israelis in response to the shooting of two policemen by Arab-Israeli gunmen on July 14. The complex containing the al-Aqsa Mosque and the nearby Dome of the Rock, known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary, had long been a source of political and religious tension, being located atop what was considered the holiest site in Judaism, the Temple Mount.[Reuters, 7/16]

A Palestinian man was killed in the West Bank village of Nabi Salih, near Ramallah, after he fired at Israeli soldiers and police attempting to arrest him on suspicion of involvement in two shootings that had taken place in the West Bank a day prior. Palestinian attacks had led to the deaths of 40 Israelis and 260 Palestinians since 2015. While Israel had claimed that the attacks had been incited by Palestinian leaders, these leaders alleged the attacks were the result of Israel's occupation of their land. [Reuters, 7/16]

Jul. 21: An Israeli man and his two adult children were stabbed to death by a 19-year-old Palestinian man in the West Bank settlement of Halamish, north of Ramallah. The attacker was wounded and subsequently hospitalized. The next morning, Israeli soldiers raided his house in the village of Kawbar, ultimately arresting the attacker's brother. Israeli authorities had stepped up their presence in the West Bank as a result of the July 14 killings of two Israeli police officers near the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. The three victims died the following day. [Haaretz, 7/22]

Jul. 24: As part of a deal reached with Jordan, which was responsible for administering Jerusalem's al-Aqsa Mosque, Israel agreed to dismantle the metal detectors that had been placed at the entrances of the Temple Mount complex just a week prior. Israel installed the metal detectors in response to the July 14 killings of two Israeli policemen by Arab-Israeli gunmen. [NYT, 7/24]

An Arab-Israeli driver was stabbed by a Palestinian man in the city of Petah Tikva, east of Tel Aviv. The attacker was a 21-year-old hailing from the West Bank town of Qalqilya, and police reports indicated that he believed his victim to be a Jew. The Israel Security Agency, known internationally as the Shin Bet, claimed that the attacker had formerly served time in an Israeli prison over charges of violence. [Haaretz, 7/24] [End Page 109]

Jul. 27: The Jerusalem Islamic Waqf, the Jordan-run foundation that managed the al-Aqsa Mosque, stated that it was lifting its prohibition against Muslims visiting the mosque following Israeli authorities' removal of metal detectors from the Temple Mount complex. The statement was echoed by Mahmud 'Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority (PA), and Jerusalem grand mufti Muhammad Ahmad Husayn, with both denouncing the placement of security cameras at the site. [AJ, CNN, 7/27]

Jul. 30: Israeli police officers raided a number of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem, apprehending over 30 men suspected of inciting riots in the wake of the controversial security measures imposed by Israeli authorities at the entrances of Jerusalem's Temple Mount complex. The arrest marked a period of increasing tension between Israelis and Palestinians in Jerusalem following the Israeli government's decision to implement and subsequently remove metal detectors at the entrances to the complex. [Haaretz, 7/21]

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