The longstanding fear of Palestinians that Israel is slowly eroding the status quo of the Al Aqsa mosque is becoming real.
Israeli troops fire on Palestinians demonstrating against crippling siege of the congested enclave, wounding 24 people including 10 children, says Gaza Health Ministry.
Police and settlers stormed the Al Alqsa compound in occupied East Jerusalem during dawn prayers, a move condemned by Turkey and the EU.
Thousands of people accompanied Nizar Banat’s coffin through the streets of occupied West Bank, many of them chanting “the people want the fall of the regime” and “leave, leave Abbas”.
Occupation forces also arrested six Palestinians including Al Aqsa employees, and blocked the entrance so a number of Palestinian youths could not enter to protect Islam's third holiest site.
In the aftermath of a ceasefire in besieged Gaza and a postponed presidential election, some Palestinians say Abbas must go.
Years after his death, the militant anti-Palestinian ideology of the Jewish Defence League leader lives on.
Pakistan's Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari says ongoing Israeli violence on Palestine is not a conflict but a massacre by an "occupation power," calling on UN to prevent Israel's "state terrorism" in West Bank and Gaza.
This year's Nakba Day marks 73 years since 750,000 Palestinians were forcibly expelled from their homes, turning them into the largest displaced group at the time nearly overnight.
With Israel preparing for a ground invasion, the besieged enclave is bracing for more casualties and damages after facing days of escalating and deadly violence.
Many believe the messages are intended to intimidate those near Al Aqsa from engaging in further political action.
According to international law it is Palestinians who have the right to defend themselves against an occupying force.
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