Mahmoud Abbas suspends 'all levels' of relations with Israel

The army released footage showing a blood-covered kitchen floor.

The League said it would hold an emergency meeting of foreign ministers on Wednesday to discuss the escalating tensions.

NPR's Daniel Estrin said police "blocked buses of Muslims coming to Jerusalem from around the country".

The terrorist was reportedly shot by an off-duty Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldier who heard the family's screams from a neighboring house. In the West Bank another 66 were taken to hospital.

In a brief televised speech on Friday, Abbas said all official contacts would be suspended until Israel removed metal detectors installed there last week.

Palestinians have been refusing to enter the compound all week in protest at the metal detectors.

"During that period, Israeli forces have killed more than 255 Palestinians, a lot of them said by Israel to be attackers".

Elsewhere, three Palestinians died Friday when clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinians turned violent, the Palestinian health ministry said.

Troops fired live rounds, rubber bullets and tear gas.

Saturday's violence came a day after three Palestinians were killed in clashes.

Since Israel captured the Old City it has remained committed to that formula.

Aaron Klein is Breitbart's Jerusalem bureau chief and senior investigative reporter.

Tensions in Jerusalem's Old City boiled over into skirmishes after the midday prayer.

He told worshippers they should prepare for a "long test of wills" with Israel.

"We will not back off", he said.

The turbulent region has, since 2015, experienced a surge in stabbing attacks by Palestinians, targeting Israeli military and civilians.

Disputes over the 37-acre (15-hectare) walled hilltop platform in Jerusalem's Old City have repeatedly triggered major confrontations in the past.

The Jordanian government, which controls the holy sites, has also criticized the use of metal detectors.

In Solo, hundreds of people gathered in the Alliance of Surakarta Students and Youths Caring for Palestine, condemned Israel for committing crimes against humanity and hurting the sacredness of Al Aqsa, which is the first qibla (direction faced during prayers) of Muslims.

Israeli police tightened security around Old City as Muslims protested against installation of metal detectors at a flashpoint shrine holy to both Jews and Muslims.

The site is know to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as the Temple Mount.

After peaceful prayers, clashes erupted in several areas of Jerusalem and across the West Bank.

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