On the morning of Monday, July 17, for the first time after the terrorist attack by Arabs on Friday, a group of Jews ascended the temple mount in the Old city of Jerusalem.
For the first time in many years, Jews were on the temple mount, unless accompanied by representatives of the Jerusalem Islamic Council (Waqf).
The group was accompanied by policemen and soldiers of the border service.
About any incidents during the visit of this group of the Temple mount was not reported.
The decision to close the Temple mount complex was made on Friday, July 14, after there was a terrorist attack that claimed the lives of two officers of the border police. For the first time in many years, was also canceled Friday prayer on the Temple mount.
On 16 July, after the installation of a framework of metal detectors, hundreds of Muslims allowed to go to the al-Aqsa mosque. The admission of Jews to the temple mount was delayed due to objections from the Waqf.
The attack on the Temple mount. 14 July 2017
Around 7 am, three terrorists opened fire on the officers, then tried to hide in one of the mosques. The Israeli security forces during the pursuit, eliminated the attackers. They had discovered two home-made pistol-machine gun «Carl Gustav» and another gun.
In the attack, three employees of the Israeli police and border guards received gunshot wounds. Two of them, the ensign hail Satui (30) and warrant officer Camille Shanan (22), died. Both victims were friends.
This attack carried out three residents of the Israeli Arab city of Umm El-Fahm, who were not only relatives, but also full of namesakes. All three, according to the documents bore the name of Muhammad Jabarin. They were 30, 20 and 19 years old. Full names of eliminated terrorists: Muhammad Ahmad Muhammad Jabarin, Muhammad Hamad Abd al-Latif Jabareen and Mohammad Ahmad Jabarin Mafal’.
Hamas has not claimed responsibility for the attack, claiming three of the attackers were activists of the North wing of the «Islamic movement» and took revenge on the Jews for «desecration of al-Aqsa mosque».