Palestinian shot dead by Israeli soldiers in Hebron area

The Wailing Wall is a gathering spot in Old Jerusalem ITaylor

The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Muhammad Hussein, warned followers that their prayers would not be accepted in Heaven if they pass through the metal detectors to enter the Temple Mount for prayers in Al Aqsa Mosque - the third holiest site in Islam.

At least 50 Muslim Arab rioters and one Israeli police officer were reportedly wounded.

Muslim worshipers and the Muslim Waqf, which administers the site, have boycotted the Temple Mount over the new security measures.

Israeli authorities closed Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Saturday following a shootout that left five people dead.

In September 2000, Israel's then-opposition leader Ariel Sharon made a provocative visit to the site, sparking Palestinian protests that quickly escalated into armed clashes between Palestinian gunmen and Israeli soldiers. But police said that despite the tensions, hundreds of worshippers had entered the compound.

The 14-hectare (35-acre) rectangular esplanade at the southeast corner of the Old City was seized by Israel during the 1967 Six-Day War, along with the rest of east Jerusalem, and later annexed in a move never internationally recognised.

The site was to be reopened around noon on Sunday.


The compound was largely empty on Monday apart from tourists and Jewish visitors, with Muslims again praying and protesting outside the site instead of entering through the metal detectors.

Jerusalem police commissioner Yoram Halevi said on the Israel Radio that Jerusalem is now quiet, and defended security checks.

Although the mosque reopened on Sunday, Netanyahu ordered the installation of metal detectors at two of the mosque's entrances. 'I assume that with time they will understand that this is not bad, ' he told Army Radio.

The new security measures are likely to be controversial. "We see them everywhere they have become a part of our lives". He defended Israel's new security measures, saying, "We are determined to create [a situation of] security after the killing of two police officers". Tensions in Jerusalem are at their worst in years.

Ashraf al-Qedra, a spokesman for the Palestinian Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip, said two of the fishermen sustained moderate injuries, identifying them as Ibrahim al-Jahjoh and Khedr Abu-Shamaleh.

Eman Qasim shared a cartoon, showing an Israeli guard standing over a slain Palestinian child who was throwing stones, but citing the numerous crimes Israel has committed against the Palestinian people.

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