Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took his case to Europe to ask allies to join the United States in recognizing Beit-ul-Moqaddas as Israel's capital, but was met by a firm rebuff from EU foreign ministers who saw the move as a blow against the peace process.
The United States should accept responsibility for any further tensions or bloodshed in the region after Washington's recognition of Beit-ul-Moqaddas (Jerusalem) as the capital of the Zionist regime, Iranian defense minister said in Tehran on Monday.
New protests flared in the Middle East and elsewhere Sunday over US President Donald Trump's declaration of Beit-ul-Moqaddas (Jerusalem) as Israel's capital, a move that has drawn global condemnation and sparked days of unrest in the Palestinian territories.
Top Palestinian officials condemned US President Donald Trump's Beit-ul-Moqaddas (Jerusalem) as Israel's capital, saying the decision would bolster extremists' calls for holy wars and delegitimize the United States as an arbiter in the peace process.
Israeli police barred men under 50 from entering Beit-ul-Moqaddas' Old City for Friday Muslim prayers as tensions rose and protests erupted over new security measures at a highly sensitive holy site.
The rare ban came after Israeli ministers decided not to order the removal of metal detectors erected at entrances to the Haram al-Sharif mosque compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, following an attack nearby a week ago that killed two policemen.