Israel signals metal detectors to stay at Jerusalem shrine

The participants of the global conference in Baku dedicated to the issue of Jerusalem condemned the closure of Al-Aqsa Mosque and the ban on Jumah prayers.

A Palestinian youth was shot dead, but the circumstances are not yet clear.

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has announced he is freezing ties with Israel, dealing a blow to fledgling Trump administration efforts to try to renew long-dormant peace talks.

Israeli police have banned men under the age of 50 from entering Jerusalem's Old City for Friday Muslim prayers as tensions continue to rise over the installation of metal detectors outside the al Aqsa/Temple Mount compound.

Israeli police closed the mosque last Friday for Muslims following an attack outside its gates that left three alleged attackers and two policemen dead. The Israeli army says the attacker was shot and caught.

In response, Israel put Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque on total shutdown for two days and canceled last week's Friday prayers for the first time in nearly two decades.

Officials said 3,000 attended several protests over the detectors Israel placed near a site holy to both Jews and Muslims.


Israeli police revealed they have used tear gas grenades in response to rioters who threw stones at officers.

'The Israeli offer to keep the metal detectors in place, but only require suspicious individuals to pass through them, was unreservedly rejected by the Palestinians, ' he said.

Israel's said its decision to enhance security came after two border police officers were killed in an attack at the compound a week ago.

The Israelis killed were a man and woman in their sixties and another man in his forties, according to Israeli sources.

Palestinians also held prayers at West Bank military checkpoints bordering Jerusalem. However, Israel has refused to back down, saying the detectors match security measures at other holy sites around the world.

YNet News said rioting flared during midday Friday prayers, when Muslims gathered to perform prayers in the street in opposition of the restrictions enforced by Israeli authorities.


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