Jerusalem mosque compound to reopen Sunday: Netanyahu
By AFP | Published: 16th July 2017 12:54 AM |
JERUSALEM: The ultra-sensitive Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City will reopen on Sunday after being closed for more than a day following deadly shootings, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.
"It has been decided to reopen the Temple Mount gradually tomorrow for the faithful, visitors and tourists," the premier's office said in a statement late Saturday.
Three Arab Israeli assailants opened fire on Israeli police on Friday in the Old City, killing two officers, before fleeing to the nearby compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, where they were shot dead by police.