Jerusalem's top Muslim cleric detained following deadly Old City shooting

Palestine's Abbas Calls on Israel's Netanyahu to Reopen Temple Mount - Reports

Palestine's Abbas Calls on Israel's Netanyahu to Reopen Temple Mount - Reports

In the courtyard of the compound a final gun battle ensued between the gunmen and Israeli security forces.

Two Israeli police officers, Major General Eyal Sattawi and Kamil Shanan, were killed.

The Muslim call for prayer (Adhadn) has not been recited in the holy compound since Friday, the sources said.

"I can confirm that the two police officers who were previously in critical condition have died of their wounds in [the] hospital", Rosenfeld told CNN.

The gunmen walked toward a gate in Jerusalem's Old City, spotted the officers and began shooting at them, police spokeswoman Luba Simri said.

The Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount is considered the third-holiest site in Islam and the most sacred in Judaism.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday night held a telephone consultation with the heads of Israel's security establishment and chose to open the Mount to worshippers, visitors and tourists, beginning Sunday afternoon.

Israeli border guards confronting Palestinian worshippers attempting to enter Al-Aqsa Mosque compound to hold prayer.

Muslims claim that Israel will use such incidents to "Judaize" the Temple Mount. The United States strongly condemns the terror attack.

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Clashes erupted outside Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound on Sunday as Israeli authorities implemented new security measures at the Mosque entrance.

Haiel Sitawe and Kamil Shnaan, the two Israeli border policemen killed on Friday's terrorist attack.

Hours after the early morning shootout, Israeli forces still blocked access to the mosque area because of security concerns.

Both of the victims were identified as members of Israel's Druze minority.

"The attack forced the government of Israel to temporarily close the Temple Mount/Haram al Sharif to conduct its investigation".

The new step led to bigger disputes and a war on "the sovereignty of the mosque", leading to further confrontations near one of the gates, and leaving several Palestinians injured.

"When [the suspects] saw policemen they shot toward them and then escaped toward one of the mosques in the Temple Mount compound".

A Jerusalem site holy to Jews and Muslims was reopened Sunday after increased security was put in place after deadly shootings at the site Friday.

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