Around 45 extremist settlers broke into Al-Aqsa mosque compound this morning from al-Maghrebi gate under armed protection from Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) and special units of Israeli police.
Tensions rose in and around the mosque due to the provocative incursion of the settlers into the holy site, and especially after so-called ‘Temple Mount’ organisations called recently for the area to be closed to Muslims during the Jewish holiday commemorating the ‘Destruction of the Temple’.
The settlers were met by the worshipers stationed at Al-Aqsa chanting ‘Allahu akbar’ (God is great).
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“I used to be 300 lbs. I thought that when I lost all the weight, a light switch would suddenly flip on and I’d be driven and inspired. But the self-judgment just shifted. Sometimes when I’m jogging, I’ll see a woman who is fitter than me, and I’ll think: ‘No matter how much I run, I’ll never look like that.’ It’s the same voice in my head as before. Only difference is now I’m better at telling it to shut the fuck up.”
IPS Inter Press Service posted a photo:
Tribal Priestesses Become Guardians of Seeds in Eastern India
By Manipadma Jena
NIYAMGIRI, India, July 21, 2015 (IPS)—
As the rhythmic thumping of dancing feet reaches a crescendo, the women offer a song to their forest god for a bountiful harvest.