PM Yıldırım condemns restrictions on Al-Aqsa mosque compound

Attack at Israel embassy in Jordan's capital Amman

Yosef Salomon, 70, and his children Chaya, 46, and Elad, 36, were killed by a 19-year-old Palestinian attacker from a nearby village who entered the home in the Halamish settlement and began stabbing the family members.

The Israeli military said it arrested more than 20 Palestinians overnight Sunday near the site of the attack.

In spite of the murders of the two policemen which made the additional security necessary, Palestinians believe the new gates violate agreed arrangements for entry to the mosque, Islam's third-holiest site.

Oday Nawajaa, 17, died of his injuries on Saturday after being hit by Israeli live fire at Al-Eizariya city east of Jerusalem, the ministry said. Israeli police said they were investigating the charge.

In its contacts, the agency said, "the Kingdom stresses that restoring calm requires that Israel remove electronic gates from the entrances of [Al Aqsa] Mosque and respect the historical and legal status quo of the city", where holy sites are under the custodianship of the Hashemite rulers of Jordan.

On the same day, a Palestinian stabbed three Israelis in the occupied West Bank after vowing on Facebook to take up his knife and heed "Al-Aqsa's call".

The Turkish and Egyptian foreign ministers spoke on the phone on Sunday to solve a crisis in Jerusalem over new security measures put in place at one of its most important holy sites Al-Aqsa Mosque by the Israel Government after a bloody weekend.

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Approximately 4,000 Palestinian Muslims pray outside the entrance to the old city of Jerusalem as it is partially blocked by Israeli Police on July 19, 2017.

Known as the Temple Mount by Jews and Al Aqsa by Muslims, Israel provides security for the site, while the complex is managed by Jordan.

Sweden, Egypt and France requested the meeting to "urgently discuss how calls for de-escalation in Jerusalem can be supported", Sweden's Security Council coordinator, Carl Skau, posted on Twitter.

Amid mounting pressure to respond to the dispute, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas announced late on Friday he was freezing contacts with Israel.

"This is not a political issue, but a professional security issue", Barakat added.

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, was leading the effort to work with Israelis, Palestinians and Jordanians, the official said.

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