2 police killed in Jerusalem, attackers shot dead

2 police killed in Jerusalem, attackers shot dead

2 police killed in Jerusalem, attackers shot dead

On Friday, government spokesman Mohammad Al Momani called on Israel to end the closure, which he described as an "attack on the right of Muslims to practise their religious rituals in their holy sites".

Early on Friday, three Israeli Palestinians were shot dead by Israeli forces inside the al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

The Israeli police officers who were shot and killed by the Palestinian gunmen have yet to be identified.

Police released images of what they said were the assailants' weapons, including a knife, a pistol and a homemade automatic firearm. Palestinians fear an increased incursion of Israeli right-wing groups into the mosque compound.

Police announced they had evacuated and closed the compound, and helicopters circled above after the attack. Police ordered the plaza cleared and closed ahead of noon prayers Friday.

"Israel has assured the world that it has no intention to alter the status of this holy site, a decision which the United States applauds and welcomes". The terrorists reportedly came from the Temple Mount and were walking toward the Lions Gate exit when they attacked Israeli officers near the gate.

The holy compound is known to Jews as Temple Mount and to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary.

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According to the police and the Shin Beth, the internal security of israel, the three assailants are Arab-israelis, from the city of Umm el-Fahm.

Israel has claimed that violence is caused largely by Palestinian "incitement".

"Israeli police detained my father in a violent manner and took him to an unknown destination", Omar, son of the grand mufti, said.

The Palestinian preacher described the Israeli measures in Jerusalem's Old City as a "collective punishment". Israel has strict control over the area after conquering all of Jerusalem in the 1967 Six-Day War, and regaining access to its religious sites.

Two soldiers were also killed, while two others were injured. Israeli restrictions on Muslim entry have prompted rioting in Palestinian areas, and previous Israeli efforts taken in response to violence at the site have strained relations with Jordan. Waqf officials said Israeli police detained its guards there after the attack.

From October 2015, Israel and the palestinian Territories are plagued by violence that caused the death of 281 Palestinians, 44 Israelis, two Americans, two Jordanians, an Eritrean, Sudanese and British, according to a count by the AFP.

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