Six dead as Israeli-Palestinian tensions erupt into violence

Israeli police attack Palestinian worshippers near Al Aqsa Mosque

Abbas called the measures "falsely presented as a security measure to take control over Al-Aqsa mosque".

"Current tensions open the door for further escalation in general amid growing Palestinian, Arab and Muslim anger over the violence and the new measures taken by the Israeli authorities", he said.

It was not immediately clear if this means long-standing security coordination between Israeli troops and Abbas' forces will be halted.

Three Palestinians were killed and dozens wounded on Friday as clashes erupted between protesters and Israeli forces over new security measures at an ultra-sensitive Jerusalem holy site where police restricted access for Muslim prayers.

On Friday, thousands of Palestinians worshipped in the streets around the Old City after refusing to enter the compound - known to Muslims as the Haram al-Sharif, home of the al-Aqsa mosque. The attacker was identified as a 19-year-old Palestinian, as was reportedly shot, though his fate is unknown.

It includes the al-Aqsa Mosque, the third-holiest site in Islam, and the Dome of the Rock.

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After a attack in which two Israeli soldiers were killed outside the al-Aqsa mosque over a week ago, metal detectors were installed at the mosque's gates.

"Israel is pushing the region into a very unsafe curve by adopting policies and measures that are not only targeting the Palestinians, but provoking the feelings of every Arab and Muslim", said his spokesman Mahmoud Afifi.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said Friday that three teens were shot and killed in clashes with security forces, in east Jerusalem and not in the area of the mosque, although circumstances remain unclear.

A small pro-Israeli group also gathered in front of the embassy, however, British police directed them to the back of the building when tensions between the groups raised.

The demonstration on Saturday was organized by the Palestinian Forum in Britain, who said they sought to attract attention to Israel's aggression in Jerusalem.

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