Clashes have been taking place across East Jerusalem, with Palestinians furious at security measures imposed at the ultra-sensitive Al-Aqsa mosque.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced earlier Friday it would freeze contact with Israel at "all levels until it cancel the steps taken against our people in Al-Aqsa and in Jerusalem", the Times of Israel reported.
Three Israelis were killed Friday night in the West Bank settlement of Halamish, after a Palestinian assailant broke into a family home, stabbing them to death and leaving another person in serious medical condition.
Tel Aviv deploys more troops to the occupied West Bank as tensions escalate between Israelis and Palestinians over the regime's imposition of restrictive measures on the entry of worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem al-Quds.
Israeli police have barred Muslim men under the age of 50 from entering a contested Jerusalem holy place for prayers on Friday. The attacker was reportedly shot by a neighbor; his condition is unclear.
An Israeli official confirmed to Fox News that "Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held security consultations this (Wednesday) morning about the ongoing events and will continue these discussions later today".
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More than 300 Palestinians have lost their lives at the hands of Israeli forces in the ongoing tensions since the beginning of October 2015.
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Egypt is extremely anxious about the disproportionate use of force by police against Palestinians in Jerusalem and around Al-Aqsa Mosque, according to a statement.
At least 47 Israelis and five foreign nationals have been killed in almost two years of such attacks.
Israeli police said rioters threw rocks and firebombs and set off fireworks in the direction of the security forces, endangering them.
Since installing the metal detectors, Muslims have boycotted prayer on the site in fear of the changing status quo.
The occasion was the installation of metal detectors at Holy Muslim Temple mount that led to the outbreak of violence.
According to the ministry, one Palestinian was shot and killed in the Ras al-Amud neighborhood, though it did not say who fired the shot that killed the person.