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# Jerusalem

Last week
26th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Two dead and eight injured after shooting in Jerusalem
Five victims are in a critical condition.
This year
Israel launches retaliatory strikes on Syria after rockets fired towards Golan Heights
It comes after days of escalating violence over tension in Jerusalem and an Israeli police raid on the city’s Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Dozens wounded as Israeli police storm flashpoint Jerusalem mosque
The fighting comes as Muslims mark the month of Ramadan and Jewish people prepare for Passover.
Hannah McCarthy: What type of democracy are Israelis actually fighting for?
In Tel Aviv, Hannah McCarthy speaks to Israelis who say they are worried about the future of their country.
Israeli police kill man at Jerusalem’s holiest mosque
The compound which houses Al-Aqsa Mosque is also revered by Jews as the Temple Mount, the most sacred site in Judaism.
Two people, including child, killed in car ramming attack in east Jerusalem
The attack was condemned by Washington as “unconscionable”.
Israel announces measures against 'families of terrorists' following attacks
Benjamin Netanyahu promised a “strong” and “swift” response to attacks carried out by two Palestinians from annexed east Jerusalem.
Gunman kills five near synagogue in east Jerusalem
The gunman was shot and reportedly killed in the incident in the Jewish neighbourhood of Neve Yaakov.
Last year
One killed and 15 wounded in two bus station explosions in Jerusalem
The twin explosions struck half an hour apart in different areas of the city
Australia reverses recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital
Jerusalem is claimed by both Israelis and Palestinians, and most foreign governments avoid formally declaring it the capital of either state.
Eight wounded after attacker opens fire in gun attack on Jerusalem bus
A pregnant woman is among the injured with two victims described as critical.
Jerusalem on high alert ahead of Israeli 'flag march'
Hamas warned against marchers passing through the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, saying it would use “all possibilities” to confront them.
Israeli police to probe violence at journalist's funeral after outrage over 'disgraceful' scenes
Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney said the violence at Shireen Abu Akleh’s funeral “should be roundly condemned”.
Coffin is dropped as Israeli police beat mourners at funeral of Al Jazeera journalist
Recent days have seen an outpouring of grief from across the Palestinian territories and the wider Arab world.
Two injured in fresh clashes at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque, Red Crescent says
The police said they had repelled “dozens of rioters” who had been “throwing stones and other objects” at the security forces.
Arrests after Palestinian group claims killing of West Bank settler guard
There are raised fears of another armed conflict similar to an 11-day war last year between Israel and Hamas.
42 people hurt in clashes at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque, says Red Crescent
Police said three people had been arrested, two for throwing stones and one for “inciting the mob”.
Over 20 people wounded in new Jerusalem violence
Temple Mount is the holiest place in Judaism and third-holiest in Islam.
All time
Israeli soldiers hunt Palestinian suspects after West Bank settler killing
The army, which said Palestinian “terrorists” carried out the attack, deployed three extra battalions as well as special forces.
One dead and three wounded in Jerusalem shooting
The shooter was killed by police.
Hamas says Gaza calm depends on Israeli actions in Jerusalem
Israel and Hamas fought an 11-day war earlier this month that killed more than 250 people.
'Spats of hate': Israeli Ambassador and Alan Shatter criticise TDs during committee meeting
Ambassador Ophir Kariv labelled the contributions as “totally destructive”.
Explainer: What sparked the latest escalation in Israeli-Palestinian clashes?
Israeli air strikes today wounded 125 people and killed 25, including nine children.
25 people, including nine children, were killed in an Israeli air strike this morning.
The UN rights office is "deeply concerned" about the escalation of violence.
International leaders have called for a de-escalation on both sides.
Opinion: Jerusalem expulsions are a microcosm of Israel’s apartheid – justice requires action
Israeli air strike destroys 12-storey building in Gaza
The attacks follow spiralling violence after unrest at a Jerusalem mosque.
Israeli police face off with Palestinians as Jerusalem violence continues
Israeli nationalists plan to parade through the Old City today in an annual flag-waving display for Jerusalem Day.
Scores injured in fresh night of Jerusalem protests
The clashes come after police blocked busloads of pilgrims headed to Jerusalem for prayer at Islam’s third holiest site.
200 Palestinians hurt in mosque clashes with Israeli police – medics
Tensions have soared in east Jerusalem in recent weeks.
Israel's president invites Netanyahu to form a government
The current incumbent’s party won the most seats in an inconclusive election.
Corruption trial of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu gets underway
Netanyahu denies wrongdoing in the case.
Kosovo attracts criticism after opening embassy in Jerusalem
The status of Jerusalem is one of the biggest flashpoints in the long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Firefighters put out blaze at revered Al-Aqsa Mosque at same time as Notre Dame fire
The fire broke out in the guards’ room but no one was injured.
RTÉ won't sanction employees who refuse to travel to Israel for Eurovision
Campaigners have called for next year’s contest to be boycotted.
Israel passes controversial law defining itself as a state of the Jewish people
Critics fear this will spark discrimination against its Arab citizens, which make up 20% of the population.
Calls for RTÉ to boycott the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel next year
Sinn Féin has called on the national broadcaster and the Irish government to boycott Israel which won the song contest this year.
'Stand in solidarity with us': Crowd protests in Dublin at killing of 60 Palestinians by Israeli troops
Israel has faced widespread international condemnation for the killings.
Israel calls on Ireland to follow US example and move its embassy to Jerusalem
The United States officially opened its new embassy in Jerusalem today.
Heavy security as US to carry out deeply controversial Jerusalem embassy move today
Around 1,000 police officers will be positioned around the embassy.
Dublin Lord Mayor signs document saying he will not enter Israel again without government permission
Efforts were made to refuse Mícheál Mac Donncha entry to the country.
Israeli authorities accuse Lord Mayor of waging 'campaign of hatred' against Israel
The Israeli government has sought an official response from the Irish government.
'This is an attempt to silence critics': Dublin Lord Mayor hits out at Israel over plan to refuse him entry
Mícheál Mac Donncha has travelled to the city of Ramallah in the West Bank.