Hamas didn’t claim responsibility for the rockets attack from northern Gaza into Israel on Friday.
The restrictions employed against Muslims have since Sunday led to clashes, which have raised fears of spiraling violence and prompted global calls for calm.
It is also the most sacred site in Judaism, said to be the location of the biblical temples.
The members of the Security Council called for the “exercise of restraint, refraining from provocative actions and rhetoric, and upholding unchanged the historic status quo” at the compound “in word and in practice”, added the statement.
King Abdullah II of Jordan, who is formally responsible for the Muslim shrines, has formally protested to Israel over the Israeli troops taking over al-Aqsa. “This incitement comes from the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamic Movement in Israel, Hamas, and – to our chagrin – with the active participation of the Palestinian Authority”, he said. And Israeli policemen were injured by firebombs in a restive part of the city. Mosque officials estimated attendance at around 8,000, while police said there were 10,000.
The Red Crescent said a total of seven Palestinians were wounded by live fire and 44 by rubber bullets. Israeli police reported at the beginning of the year Jewish visitors are up 92 percent from 2009.
Over 750,000 Palestinians – now estimated to number almost five million with their descendants – were driven out of their homes by Israeli forces on May 15, 1948. He said that by bringing explosive materials and rocks into the holy site, rioters had turned the “house of worship” into a “warehouse of terror”.
Israel’s parliament said Friday its foreign affairs and defence committee authorised a call-up of reservists from the paramilitary border police, “in response to the deteriorating security situation in Jerusalem“.
“The events witness exacerbate the desperation of Palestinians in light of the lack of a political horizon giving them hope to establish a Palestinian state on all Palestinian national territories with East Jerusalem as its capital”, he continued.
The Al-Aqsa Mosque is also on the compound, and Muslim prayers are held inside.
It claims sovereignty over the entire city, including holy sites.
Netanyahu’s announcement initially of an emergency assembly of ministers and safety officers got here after the dying of an Israeli driver who misplaced management of his automotive after apparently being hit by stones in Jerusalem on Sunday. This prompted “condemnations across the Arab world” of the incursions into the Muslim holy site.
Attacks come after rockets were fired into southern Israel from the besieged strip and violence in occupied West Bank.