Some readers and observers have wondered how a simple matter of metal detectors - so common in so much of the world - could provoke such violence: a Palestinian man stabbed to death three members of an Israeli family in their home and three Palestinians have been shot dead by Israeli forces in clashes.
Erdogan urged Israel to act in accordance with worldwide law and "human values" while avoiding use of violence and said the Muslim world will not remain silent over what he called "violations" at the temple compound. These metal detectors are not about security, but rather about deliberately attempting to bar Palestinians from their places of worship.
Yet, while openly advocating for the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians and the destruction of Muslim holy sites, the Israeli government continues to allow this group to enter the al-Aqsa compound (including with arms) under the guise of "freedom of religion".
The protests - over the placement of metal detectors and turnstiles at the site - turned into clashes in which the three men were shot dead, the interior ministry said.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his government also faced a growing backlash at home for what critics said was hasty decision-making and embarrassing policy zigzags.
Abbas, referring to the metal detectors in a speech on Sunday, said: "If Israel wants security coordination to be resumed, they have to withdraw those measures". The new security system is to be set up in the next six months at a cost of $28 million.
"Emphasises that East Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the state of Palestine, the entity that exercises sovereignty and jurisdiction on the city", OIC said in the Final Communique made available by the OIC Media Centre.
In response, Israel closed the shrine for two days for weapons searches and installed the metal detectors.
The compound is located in east Jerusalem, which was occupied by Israel in 1967 and later annexed in a move never recognised by the global community. The Red Crescent said 13 people were treated Tuesday night after being hit by rubber bullets during protests.
New security cameras were installed Sunday outside Lions' Gate, the main entrance to Temple Mount in Old Jerusalem. At the conclusion of the prayers, riots broke out which police broke up with stun grenades and other forms of riot control. Until then, extra police would be deployed around the site, it added.
"We encourage Israel and Jordan to work together to find solutions that ensure security for all", the European Union said in a statement on Saturday (22 July).
Israel's minister of public security said Sunday that metal detectors set at the entrance to a major Jerusalem shr.
He had announced last week that he was freezing all ties with Israel until the metal detectors were down. A deadly shooting near Israel's Embassy in Jordan has exacerbated tensions.
The decision, a change of course by Binyamin Netanyahu, was part of a broader agreement with Jordan that included the return to Israel of an embassy security guard involved in a fatal shooting on Sunday night.
Jordan sought to question the guard and threatened to take unspecified "diplomatic steps" against Israel, but Israel insists the guard acted in self-defence and is entitled to diplomatic immunity.
The guard arrived back in Israel late Monday along with other embassy staff, apparently after an agreement was brokered.
"It is critically important that the status quo is preserved in Jerusalem", he said.