King Salman reportedly pressured Israel to reopen Al Aqsa mosque

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Israel closed the site on Friday after three Arab-Israeli citizens from the northern city of Umm al-Fahm carried out a shooting attack near the entrance to the site known as the Temple Mount to Jews, and the Haram al-Sharif, or the Noble Sanctuary, to Muslims.

The Israeli regime regularly shoots and detains Gazan fishermen over allegations of crossing the "designated fishing zone", which is practically three nautical miles. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the metal detectors were being installed at entrances to the holy site and cameras were also being mounted in the area.

At midday, Israeli police opened two of the gates to the compound to allow worshippers to enter through the newly erected detectors. One tried to stab a police officer, he said. He said that security measures of this kind are commonplace in the world. Jordan was reportedly not consulted about the changes by Israel.

On Saturday, Netanyahu's spokesperson for Arab Media said the site would reopen on Sunday for worshipers, visitors and tourists. Netanyahu sought to allay Muslim fears, saying that the status quo at the Muslim-administered site "will be preserved".

Israeli authorities say most of the Palestinians killed were carrying out knife, gun or car-ramming attacks.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said police who regularly patrol Jerusalem's Old City use stun grenades in clashes, but are not routinely armed with rubber bullets.

Israeli forces responded by firing their weapons at the man, killing him.

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During the same two year period, Israeli forces have killed more than 254 Palestinians, majority said by Israel to be attackers while others were killed in clashes with Israeli forces.

The Palestinian health ministry confirmed that the Palestinian had died.

The Jerusalem shrine has been the scene of repeated confrontations, including during the current wave of violence.

Israeli authorities then closed the compound, citing security concerns, hours before Muslim Friday prayers.

Arab News referring to an Elaph report said: "Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised United States officials that he had made a decision to restore the status quo at the mosque which is what the Muslim world and the residents of Jerusalem have been demanding".

The fate of the compound, holy to both Jews and Muslims, is an emotional issue and forms the centerpiece of rival Israeli and Palestinian national narratives.

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