Inhabitants of Khan al Ahmar community face forcible expulsion after firebrand Israeli Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir orders demolition in occupied East Jerusalem area.
Pope Francis says the death spiral that increases day by day only closes few glimmers of trust that exist between two peoples.
It's the latest death in a months-long spiral of violence that has left 13 Palestinians dead since the start of the year.
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish figures denounce illegal settler turned minister Itamar Ben-Gvir's storming of Al Aqsa Mosque compound, with one lawmaker accusing him of "goading the entire world."
UN Security Council raises concern over controversial visit to Al Aqsa Mosque's courtyards by Israel's far-right minister Itamar Ben-Gvir, who has in past advocated for changes to status quo that allows only Muslims to worship at the site.
Defence Ministry says work on the project, aiming to protect illegal settlements from anti-tank missiles from besieged Palestinian enclave, has already started.
Following a request by UAE and China, 15-member council agrees to discuss Israeli security minister Itamar Ben-Gvir's provocative visit to the compound of Islam's third-holiest site in occupied East Jerusalem.
Revered in Christian tradition as birthplace of Jesus, Bethlehem city welcomes thousands of pilgrims and tourists for Christmas every year, a windfall that dried up over the past two years due to pandemic and travel restrictions.
23-year-old Ahmad Atef Daraghmeh was killed, and five other Palestinians injured during an Israeli army raid in Nablus.
"There will be no peace with the policy of annexation and apartheid," says Palestinian Authority, adding world is "tired" of such Israeli positions on Middle East peacemaking.
Chinese leader calls for granting Palestine "full membership" in United Nations and says Beijing "supports the two-state solution and the establishment of a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital."
"It's special to give the message of love and peace from Jerusalem," says Issa Kassissieh, who says he's the city's only accredited Santa.
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