A number of Jewish settlers stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque، earlier today، amid intensified security by Israeli police.
For Muslims، Al-Aqsa represents the world's third holiest site. Jews، for their part، refer to the area as the "Temple Mount،" claiming it was the site of two Jewish temples in ancient times.
On Friday، US president Trump administration will open a U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem in May to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Israel's declaration of independence، a State Department official said Friday.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson approved preliminary security plans for a limited contingent، including the ambassador، David Friedman، and a skeleton staff، to move into a section of the American Consulate in the Arnona neighborhood of Jerusalem، said Steven Goldstein، the under-secretary for public diplomacy and public affairs.