Qatar Wednesday condemned remarks made by an Israeli minister calling for enhancing Israeli sovereignty over Al Aqsa mosque and allowing Jewish and all visitors to storm into Al Aqsa.
Over a 100 thousand worshippers performed Eid al Adha prayers Sunday at Al-Aqsa Mosque amid repeated calls to stay inside it, in anticipation of settlers' calls to storm it.
A tense standoff was underway between Israel and Muslim worshippers at a Jerusalem holy site Wednesday despite the removal of metal detectors, with concerns of major unrest later this week if a resolution is not found.
Israel removed metal detectors from a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site on Tuesday after their installation triggered deadly violence, but Muslim officials said worshippers should continue a boycott for now.
Israeli police said they were barring men under 50 from entering Jerusalem's Old City for Friday Muslim prayers as tensions rose over new security measures at a highly sensitive holy site.