Muslims boycotted a Jerusalem holy site for the third day running on Tuesday after Israeli authorities installed metal detectors and cameras at entrances to the sensitive compound following an attack that killed two policemen.
Israel reopened a holy site Sunday closed after an attack that killed two policemen, but new security measures including metal detectors and cameras triggered a dispute with Muslim authorities.
Israeli forces imposed a strict siege on Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Old City of Jerusalem and prevented its employees from entering the mosque and carrying out their work for the third day in a row.
Security forces locked down parts of Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday and an ultra-sensitive holy site remained closed after an attack that killed two police officers and heightened Israeli-Palestinian tensions.
Three assailants opened fire on Israeli police in Jerusalem's Old City on Friday before fleeing to a nearby highly sensitive holy site and being killed by security forces, police said.
Jerusalem's Grand Mufti on Friday branded plans by President-elect Donald Trump to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem an "assault" on Muslims across the globe.