Middle East Archives - Crux



  • Vatican: Jerusalem needs “internationally guaranteed” special status

    Vatican: Jerusalem needs “internationally guaranteed” special status

    A Vatican diplomat has told the UN Security Council the historical status quo of the holy sites in the Holy Land is “a matter of profound sensitivities,” and reminded them that Jerusalem is sacred to Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Israel sparked a crisis by unilaterally installing metal detectors at the Temple Mount, leading to Muslims accusing the Jewish state of trying to expand control at the site under the guise of security.

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  • Israel begins removing metal detectors from Temple Mount

    Israel begins removing metal detectors from Temple Mount

    Israel has begun removing metal detectors it installed in response to an Arab attack that killed two Israeli police guards at the Muslim-administered area of the Temple Mount, leading to protests from Muslims accusing Israel of trying to expand control at the site under the guise of security.

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  • 6 killed as tensions over shrine turn violent in Israel

    6 killed as tensions over shrine turn violent in Israel

    What began with the attempt by Israel to put up metal detectors at al-Aqsa Mosque after an attack that left two Israeli police dead, has now wrought more violence. A young Palestinian man broke into an Israeli settler’s home to kill those he found there at dinner. The Church leaders in the Holy Land had been warning that any attempt to modify the Status Quo of the holy sites would lead to more violence.

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