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Israel says to reopen Al Aqsa Mosque on Sunday

Israel says to reopen Al Aqsa Mosque on Sunday

"We are closely watching the development and hold Israel completely responsible for what is taking place at al-Aqsa", he warned.

This is the first time since 1969 that Muslim worshipers were banned from performing Friday prayers at the al-Aqsa Mosque.

Jordan called for the reopening of the mosque, stressing that the Jordanian government will continue to employ its diplomatic, legal and political tools to deal with any attempts to change the legal and historical situation in Jerusalem, Momani said.

Moreover, Jordanian lawmaker Kais Zayadin said in a social media post that the worldwide community should impose a punishment on Israel as the regime has "executed unarmed Palestinian citizens, without a trial".

Three Arab Israeli assailants opened fire on Israeli police on Friday in the Old City before fleeing to the nearby Haram al-Sharif compound - Islam's third holiest site - where they were shot dead by police.

Journalist Adel Yaseen posted on his Facebook account that the shooting reveals several dynamics at play in the current phase of the Palestinian struggle.

Meanwhile, Wisma Putra in a statement said that the action by the Israeli authorities was a violation of global laws and norms.

The White House "strongly" condemned Friday's attack, saying "there must be zero tolerance for terrorism".

Jordan Engineers Association also said in a statement sent to the Jordan Times that the al-Aqsa Mosque closure was a "terrorist act" that contradicted the global law and shows Tel Aviv's "disrespect" for Muslims.

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas and Netanyahu spoke by phone on Friday as tensions rose.

Al Jazeera reported that following the incident, Israeli police cleared the Al-Aqsa Mosque and closed it to the public.

The main demonstration started out in the centre of Amman, where hundreds of Jordanians came to express their solidarity with the Palestinians.

The decision to reopen the compound, also holy to Jews who call it the Temple Mount, was taken by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who was leaving for an official visit to France.