Arabs hurl molotov cocktail on Temple Mount, damage Israeli police post

The compound is the third-holiest site in Islam and a focus of Palestinian aspirations for statehood

In a statement published on its website, Hamas urged Palestinians to uphold their inalienable right move in and out of the holy compound freely.

The Jerusalem Post reports that one police officer sustained injuries from smoke inhalation in the attack and the compound is expected to reopen on Wednesday.

Scuffles broke out at the complex between Israeli police and Palestinians.

Israel's i24 News reports that Jerusalem authorities found Molotov cocktails, firecrackers, and flammable material at the holy site after conducting a security search.

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".

The spot, home to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and gold-topped Dome of the Rock, is a frequent flashpoint of violence.

The incident heightened tensions at the site, which is revered by Jews as the Temple Mount and by Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary. The Temple Mount is Judaism's holiest site and the third holiest in Islam.

The Damascus Gate entrance of the Old City of Jerusalem was also closed and police were dispatched throughout the Old City and East Jerusalem "to prevent and respond to any attempt to disturb public order in response to the serious incident", police said in a statement.

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Saif said incidents in Jerusalem was a result of silence of the worldwide community before the violation of all global agreements and human rights.

The Palestinian Presidency, meanwhile, has condemned the reported escalations.

Videos circulated on social media show Israeli forces arresting several protesters and violently attacking women.

Several dozen worshippers gathered just outside the compound for impromptu prayers as Israeli police stood watch.

Palestinian Muslim worshipers attend Friday noon prayers at a disputed area near the Golden Gate in Temple Mound compound in the Old City of Jerusalem, on March 1, 2019.

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

Access to the Golden Gate was closed in 2003 during the second Palestinian intifada over alleged militant activity there, police say.

He has also called on the worldwide community to intervene, accusing Israeli police and settlers of "consistently violating the sanctity of the mosque and provoking the sentiments of Muslims". He also called on the global community to join the fight against Israeli authorities.

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