Israeli strikes on Gaza have increased this year leaving behind many civilian casualties. The recent spike in violence, triggered by a deadly incursion by Israeli forces into Gaza, brought both sides to the brink of a fully-fledged war.
Israeli police closed all the Al Aqsa Mosque compound gates barring the public from entering, following an alleged knife attack .
Palestinian sources said late on Thursday that the deal formally went into effect at midnight and it has taken hold "on the basis of mutual calm."
The UN vote on President Donald Trump's Jerusalem decision shows us his action was rejected worldwide, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan tells TRT World in a special interview.
Israeli police barred a group of visitors, who were holding Turkish and Belgian citizenships, entering Al Aqsa which wanted to remove Turkish-flag t-shirts.
Israel regularly demolishes Palestinians homes in what it says is to deter future violence. Human rights groups call this collective punishment.
Crowds gathered at Yenikapi Square on Sunday to protest security measures taken by Israel which prevent Palestinians from accessing Al Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem.
The protesters at al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem managed to get controversial security measures removed from the mosque, and prevented a prolonged, more dangerous confrontation. But the peace is fragile.
Israeli police allowed only men over the age of 50 and women of all ages inside the compound. Men under 50 have been barred from Friday prayers at the Mosque since July 14 killings in the compound and subsequent restrictions.
Chaotic scenes unfolded as Israeli police used stun grenades to try to control thousands of Muslim worshippers, who surged into Jerusalem's Al Aqsa Mosque after Israel lifted restrictions imposed at the sacred site.
Palestinians will return to pray at Al Aqsa Mosque from Thursday afternoon after Israeli authorities removed security measures that had sparked deadly unrest.
Newly installed security barriers where cameras were mounted have now been removed from at least one main entrance to the Al Aqsa Mosque compound.
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