Temple Mount Crisis: A Timeline of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict's Latest Chapter

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Palestinians pray in front of Israeli policemen and newly installed metal detectors at an entrance to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City, July 16, 2017.
Palestinians pray in front of Israeli policemen and newly installed metal detectors at an entrance to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City, July 16, 2017.Credit: RONEN ZVULUN/REUTERS

July 14: Three assailants open fire at Israeli police at the Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem's Old City, killing two. The shooters, Israeli Arabs from the town of Umm al-Fahm, are shot and killed. The police close the compound and cancel Friday prayers at the site for the first time in years.

July 16: Israel installs metal detectors at the entrances to the Temple Mount. The police allow access to the site, but the Waqf, the Muslim religious trust in charge of the site, refuses to unlock the gates in protest over the metal detectors.

July 17: The Temple Mount reopens to Jewish visitors, with most Muslims still boycotting the site over the newly installed metal detectors. Clashes between police and Muslim worshippers break out near the Temple Mount after dozens throw stones at the police, who respond with force. Three Palestinians are reported wounded.

July 18: Muslim worshippers violently clash with police officers outside of the Temple Mount. Israeli police say protesters threw stones and bottles at the officers, who dispersed them. The According to the Palestinian Red Crescent, 14 were wounded. The police say two officers were hurt.

July 19: Renewed clashes erupt at the Temple Mount. The compound is temporarily closed to Jewish visitors after some attempt to pray there, which is against the site's visitation rules.

July 21: A Palestinian stabs four members of a Jewish family having Shabbat dinner at home in the West Bank settlement of Halamish. Three of them, Yosef Salomon, 70, and his adult children, Chaya, 46, and Elad, 36, die in the attack. The assailant is shot and wounded by a neighbor.

Three Palestinians are killed in clashes between protesters and Israeli security forces, which take place in dozens of locations in East Jerusalem and the West Bank. Over 300 are reported wounded.

July 22: Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas ceases all contacts with Israel until it removes metal detectors from the Temple Mount.

July 23: Israel installs security cameras near the Temple Mount. Security officials stress that the cameras are not intended to replace the metal detectors at the site's entrances.

Abbas says that the freeze in contacts with Israel includes a halt in security coordination. However, Israeli defense officials say the freeze was symbolic and that the two parties are cooperating by telephone.

A security guard at the Israeli Embassy in Jordan's capital, Amman, is stabbed by a Jordanian in his home near the embassy compound. After the Jordanian attacks him, the guard grabs his gun and shoots him. The guard's landlord also dies from wounds he sustained in the shooting. Reports say the stabbing is not politically motivated.

July 24: A Palestinian from the West Bank stabs an Israeli in the Tel Aviv suburb of Petah Tikva. The Shin Bet says the assailant is known to them and had spent time in prison in Israel.

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