The Israeli authorities decided on Friday to ban prayer at al-Aqsa Mosque and close its gates until further notice after announcing it, along with the Old City of Jerusalem, a closed military zone.
The US today strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Jerusalems Old City in which two Israeli police officers were killed and called for the "defeat" and eradication of terrorism.
Friday Muslim prayers at the al-Aqsa Mosque on the site were canceled.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the phone after the attack and expressed his renunciation of violence from any side.
The regime's creation, he said, "did not change things qualitatively and really gave them fresh machinery to carry out terrorism against the people of Palestine".
The Palestinian preacher described the Israeli measures in Jerusalem's Old City as a "collective punishment".
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The Department of Human Services have places the children in the care of another person according to the police log. The mother of the eight-year-old called police when she recognised her son in images shared on local social media.
Police chased the attackers into the site and shot them dead.
The attack and aftermath was one of the most serious incidents in Jerusalem in recent years.
At Lions Gate near the site of the attack, police guarded the entrance and restricted access, checking IDs. The faithful performed prayers in the streets near the Old City instead.
Former leader of the Islamic Action Front Hamzah Mansour said: "The enemy would not have dared to do this if some Arab leaders did not call the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group, and stated that Jews have "a permanent right in Palestine".
Netanyahu ordered that mourning tents in the Um El Fahm be banned, indicating the potential to sow tensions between Israeli Jews and the country's one-fifth Arab minority. The wounded assailant used a knife to attack an Israeli officer checking him for explosives and was killed, the police chief said.
Jordan is a controlling force over the Waqf, the Mount's Islamic custodians.
"The sanctity of religious sites should be respected as places for reflection, not violence", Guterres said.
In 2015, Israeli soldiers stormed the mosque that resulted in days of violence and clashes.