Israeli police forcibly evacuated Muslim worshippers from the mosque courtyard before allowing settlers to move through in groups, witnesses say.
Palestinians across the occupied West Bank and Gaza have taken to the streets to protest Israeli forces' attacks on worshippers at Islam's third holiest site, as the EU joins calls for an end to the violence.
Israeli officials said the Palestinian killed one Israeli and injured four others before being fatally shot by Israeli police in occupied East Jerusalem.
Three Palestinians killed by Israeli fire, including a woman who allegedly tried to stab officers in Jerusalem, a man shot during occupied West Bank clashes and another man who approached the border fence.
In the aftermath of a ceasefire in besieged Gaza and a postponed presidential election, some Palestinians say Abbas must go.
Poll reveals Israelis largely acknowledge aspects on the ground that make an apartheid state, even though they don’t agree with the definition.
Israel installed metal detectors, cameras and other restrictions on the compound following a July 14 attack in which two policemen were killed.
Tensions heightened in Occupied East Jerusalem after Israel installed metal detectors at Al Aqsa compound. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says ties with Israel will remain suspended "unless all measures go back to what they were before July 14.
Israel's security cabinet said "security inspection based on advanced technologies and other means" will be put in place at the entrance to the Al Aqsa Mosque compound.
Palestinian President Abbas says that the freeze would stay in place until Israel lifted the restrictions at the Haram al Sharif mosque compound, which Jews refer to as the Temple Mount. At least six people have been killed in the resulting clashes.
Muslims in the West Bank and Occupied East Jerusalem staged protests as Friday prayers were meant to start. They are opposed to Israel's installation of metal detectors at the Al Aqsa Mosque complex.
Fourteen Palestinian worshippers, including the Imam of Al Aqsa, Sheikh Ikrima Sabri, were injured after being attacked by Israeli police during the third day of protests at the holy compound in Occupied East Jerusalem.
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