The Al-Aqsa crisis marks a new chapter in the Palestinian struggle against Israeli occupation


Palestinians are seen inside the Al Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City on 27 July 2017. Thousands of Muslims attended the first organised prayers at the site in nearly two weeks, following Israel’s removal of security devices installed after a deadly attack. (AP/Mahmoud Illean)

An article about the aftermath of the crisis at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in annexed East Jerusalem, published by The Equal Times in August 2017. L’article en français. El artículo en español.

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Ashoura photography

A child carrying a flag with the image of Imam Husayn. --- Un enfant portant un drapeau à l'effigie de l'imam Husayn.

A child carrying a flag with the image of Imam Husayn. — Un enfant portant un drapeau à l’effigie de l’imam Husayn.

Here are pictures taken of Ashoura celebrations in Nabatiyeh, Lebanon on December 6, 2011. Ashoura is one of the most important Shi’a Muslim holidays, and in some select areas, part of the celebration involves self-inflicted wounds as a show of mourning for the death of Imam Husayn. Warning: some pictures show large quantities of blood and some people may find them disturbing.

For a more personal account of my experience of Ashoura, click here.

Voici quelques photos des festivités à l’occasion d’Ashoura à Nabatiyeh, au Liban, le 6 décembre 2011. Ashoura est l’une des fêtes religieuses les plus importantes pour les musulmans chiites, et dans certaines régions, les croyants commémorent la mort de l’imam Husayn en s’infligeant des blessures au front ou sur le dos. Avertissement: certaines photos montrent de grandes quantités de sang et peuvent choquer. Continue reading