The closure of the Al Aqsa Mosque - Azril Mohd Amin

We affirm our solidarity with the people of Palestine and call upon the global community to condemn these acts and take immediate action to end the illegal clampdown of the sacred Al Aqsa mosque and its compound.

The Palestinian worshipers then held Friday prayers in streets near the mosque.

Israel said it would reopen the al-Aqsa Mosque compound starting from noon on Sunday, according to a statement attributed to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. On Friday Jordan called for the immediate reopening of the mosque.

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

He added: "This terrorist act violates all worldwide legislations and conventions".

Three Palestinians and two Israeli police officers were killed in a shooting just outside the Haram al-Sharif (Temple Mount) on Friday.

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"It indicates that Palestinians will not give up on their right to exist and their Arab-Palestinian identity, in addition to the fact that the shooters are young, which shows that the new generation rejects the occupation and any form of Israeli aggression on Palestinian lands".

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

The cowardly deed by Israel display gross inhumanity and callous disregard for the rights of Muslims in Palestine and the world over and serves to confirm the violent and racist ideology of Zionism and discredit further its shaky foundations.

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

Sources also reported the apprehension of four Palestinian females at Bab al-Asbat (Lions' Gates) in Quds' Old City Walls, without characterizing the nature of the arrests.

He added that holy sites would never have been violated like this if many Arab leaders did not consider Tel Aviv as their "gateway" to the White House.

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