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Palestinians welcome UNESCO vote on Aqsa

By: Ali Younes Source: Al Jazeera News Palestinian leaders have rejected Israeli criticism over a UNESCO draft resolution that condemned Israel’s policies around Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, while supposedly denying Jewish ties to the holy site in occupied East Jerusalem. Israel suspended cooperation with UNESCO on Friday, a day after the UN cultural body criticised it for restricting Muslim access to the site, and for aggression by Israeli police and soldiers. UNESCO also recognised Israel as the occupying power. In a statement sent to Al Jazeera, the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it welcomed the adoption of the resolution that reflected “the majority of member...

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Protesters throw stones towards Indian police during a protest against the killing of Burhan Wani, a separatist militant leader, in Srinagar, July 10, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Kashmir: 20 dead in wake of slaying of separatist leader

By: Fayaz Bukhari Source: Reuters via MuslimVillage SRINAGAR (Reuters) – Four protesters and a police officer were killed in India’s northern Jammu and Kashmir state on Sunday, police said, raising the death toll in violence sparked by the death of a separatist militant to 20 since Friday. Protests erupted after security services on Friday evening shot dead 22-year-old militant leader Burhan Wani. His death came amid a rise in violence and separatist sentiment across the state, which has been at the center of a tussle between India and Pakistan for decades. The director general of Jammu and Kashmir Police, K. Rajendra Kumar, told reporters that 100 members of the security...

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Gaza: Hundreds detained during Ramadan

By: Zena Tahhan Source: Al Jazeera About 330 Palestinians across the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip have been detained by Israel since the start of Ramadan, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Center for Studies has said. During the 20 days since June 6, when the Muslim holy month of fasting began, Israel has stepped up its raids on Palestinian towns, the centre’s director, Osama Shaheen, told Al Jazeera. “We noticed that the campaign of arrests against leaders and activists in Hebron has increased, especially due to the recent attack in Tel Aviv,” Shaheen said, referring to the June 9 shooting of four Israelis by Palestinians. According to the centre’s records,...

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