n. al-Aqsa mosque
Usage examples of "aqsa".
The situation got even worse after the failure of the Camp David peace talks prompted the Palestinians to launch the "al-Aqsa intifadah" a popular uprising against Israel that would eventually turn into a vicious terrorist campaign.
There was one last confrontation between Iraq and the Clinton administration before it left office, this one spurred by the al-Aqsa intifadah.
However, the outbreak of the al-Aqsa intifadah in the early autumn of 2000 after the failure of the Camp David peace talks presented him with an opportunity to try to speed the end of containment that he could not resist.
Within weeks, the al-Aqsa intifadah had set the whole Middle East on edge.
They were weakening its physical base, threatening to cause the Temple Mount to collapse under the weight of a quarter million Muslims praying each week at the Al Aqsa mosque.
He also helped create and lead the Al-Aqsa Martyr's Brigades, one of the most dangerous and radical of the Fatah factions, responsible for many of the suicide bombings that killed Israeli and American civilians from 2000 onward.
He could see the somber black dome of Al Aqsa, started by Abdul Malik ibn Marwan, completed by his son Al-Walid in the year 705, recon structed in the year 1035, then refurbished during the Second World War.
A quarter of a million Muslims turned out every week at the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount alone.
Then he went back to Ramallah and set into motion the Al-Aqsa intifada, a wave of terrorism and suicide bombings that left thousands of Israelis and Palestinians dead and wounded.
A second and more recent one is called the Support Committee for the Al-Quds Intifada and the Al-Aqsa Fund.
During the 1920s, workmen renovating the Aqsa Mosque on Temple Mount found hidden in its roof space a parchment alluding to the expulsion.
That military order of monks were obsessed with Solomon's bygone temple, on the site of which they had established their headquarters, converting the Aqsa Mosque for this purpose.
A fortnight ago a Canadian John the Baptist armed with a knife had started preaching inside the Aqsa Mosque.
Dimet was absent, Alon regaled us with how an extreme Jewish nationalist faction aimed to erase all trace of the Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock and to rebuild Solomon's Temple in all its glory, whereupon the reign of God could commence.
They retreated to the Al-Aqsa Mosq, which now occupied the site of Great Solomon's temple, hard by the Qubat Al-Shakhra, the Dome of the Rock.