The move kept commuters from leaving or exiting the West Bank city and led to frustration as lengthy queues formed in some areas.
After Palestine, Swaraj will head to Israel for a two-day visit.
About three years ago, when an Israeli ambassador to India was asked about the India-Israel defence relationship – he had shied away from giving a direct answer. The Congress-led UPA government was in power and New Delhi and Tel Aviv used to take great pains at avoiding the discussion on the most-obvious element of the […]
Twenty-two Israelis, an American and an Eritrean have been killed in Palestinian attacks including stabbings, car rammings and gunfire targeting security forces and civilians since October 1.
The attack brought to 18 the number of Israelis and others who have died, along with 80 Palestinians, in a wave of violence over the past seven weeks.
Abbas deplored Netanyahu’s comments a week earlier referring to Nazi sympathizer Haj Amin al-Husseini, a former grand mufti of Jerusalem.
The man refused to show ID, scuffled with the Israeli soldiers and then attempted to seize one of their weapons.
Kerry, who will meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday in Jordan, has said he wants clarity about the status quo about the site.
Ban Ki-moon denounced “hateful discourse” on both sides and said Israel’s response to Palestinian knife attacks had “added to the already difficult challenges of restoring calm”.
The visit comes amid unrest that erupted in Jerusalem a month ago over tensions surrounding a Jerusalem holy site sacred to Jews and Muslims.
Hashlamoun, a member of radical group Islamic Jihad, was given two life sentences by a military court in March for the November 10, 2014 murder of Dalia Lemkus, 26, and the attempted murder of two other people on a road in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc, south of Jerusalem.
The Israeli-Palestinian status quo is effectively over. It’s time to revive the dialogue process.
The video posted Monday on social media pages used by supporters of the IS group coincides with a wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence.
Over the past month, eight Israelis have been killed in Palestinian attacks, most of them stabbings.
Israeli security forces deployed massively in Jerusalem as Jews armed themselves with everything from guns to broomsticks, rattled by a wave of Palestinian attacks that have shaken the country.