Israeli authorities to reopen Al-Aqsa Mosque compound

Palestinians prayed Isha  prayers in the streets after Israel closed all al Aqsa Mosque gates

His office said it has been in communication with a number of parties including Jordan, in an effort "to pressure the occupation's government to halt this unsafe escalation".

Dozens of police flooded the Temple Mount after the attack and clashed with Muslim worshippers.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu joined in the chorus of condemnation, calling on "the whole world to react to Israel's brazen attacks on our sacred lands" in response to the decision to close off the Temple Mount, and added that the US was supporting Jerusalem's "increasing aggression".

Around the same time physical confrontations broke out between Israeli forces and Palestinians at the site.

Israeli military police have placed the Al-Aqsa compound on lockdown and violently confronted Palestinian worshippers after an incendiary device set fire to a police position in the holy site, local media reported on Tuesday.

Tensions at the holy site have been at the all-time high in recent weeks after Waqf-the Islamic trust tasked with maintaining the Muslim structures at the Temple Mount-opened the gates leading to one of the small compounds in the eastern part of the Mount, which has remained sealed off for years.

The hilltop compound, known as the Temple Mount to Jews and as Haram al-Sharif to Muslims, is central to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.




Israeli police arrest a Muslim worshiper after a Molotov cocktail was thrown at a police post on Jerusalem's Temple Mount on March 12, 2019. The area was closed in 2003 after allegations that the group overseeing the site was linked to terror activity.

Israel and Jordan are believed to be holding discussions to resolve the issue.

Jordan has offered that the site be closed for long-term renovations. The Western Wall is the last supporting wall of the Temple Mount, and is the centre for Jewish prayer from around the world.

Haaretz reports that Israeli officials are working with Jordan to calm tensions.

Abdul Nasser Abu Basal, Jordanian Minister of Islamic Affairs and Holy Sites, described the barring of Muslim worshippers from the site as "a flagrant assault on all religious values, rights and freedom", and "an attack on all Muslims that touches the entire Islamic nation".

The Waqf has repeatedly challenged the closure, convening and staging prayer-protests in the area, which often erupted into clashes with police.

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