Egypt expresses concerns about closure of Al-Aqsa Mosque

Emergency personnel at the site of the shooting attack in Jerusalem's Old City

Police say the Arab gunmen fired on their victims from the Lions' Gate.

Another Palestinian suspect was lightly wounded and arrested, the statement from the military read.

The three men who attacked the officers were killed, police said.

Three suspects, who allegedly opened fire at the officers, were themselves shot dead by police. The violence had greatly subsided in recent months.

"The prime minister said that Israel will take all the necessary measures in order to ensure the security on the Temple Mount without changes in the status quo", it said.

On Friday Jordan called for the immediate reopening of the mosque.

The al-Aqsa mosque compound, holy to both Muslims and Jews, in one of the most sensitive sites in the region.

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The Trump administration strongly condemned Friday's terror attack and backed Israel in its closure of the Temple Mount.

Yoram Ha-Levy, Jerusalem police district commander, said that Friday prayers will not be held at the Al-Aqsa mosque.

The Israeli policemen were shot by three Israeli Arabs close to the compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary), the BBC reported.

"The Jordanian government opposes all damage done to Muslims' ability to carry out, freely and without obstacles, their religious rituals at their holy sites", said a Jordanian government spokesperson. Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the security measures "are to ensure and prevent further incidents or attacks" and would continue.

After Israel occupied East Jerusalem in 1967, Israeli authorities have maintained an agreement with the Islamic Endowment that runs the al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

Separately, Palestinian sources said that the Hamas Movement, which controls the Gaza Strip, was now looking to gain a foothold in Algeria, with an aim to gather the party's leaders after the majority of them left the Qatari capital, Doha, and resided in other countries.

"We can not allow for agents of murder, who desecrate the name of God, to drag us into a bloody war, and we will deal with a heavy hand against all the arms of terror, and its perpetrators", Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said in a statement.

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