Around 728 settlers stormed the compound under heavy protection from the Israeli police, according to Haaretz newspaper.
Hamas leader Izzat al Rishq has said that his organisation is in mediation efforts to prevent an escalation with Israel, but warned that "Jerusalem and Al Aqsa Mosque are a red line".
US has urged preservation of the status quo of the Haram al Sharif and called on all sides to exercise restraint after Israeli troops stormed Al Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem.
Palestinians across the occupied West Bank and Gaza have taken to the streets to protest Israeli forces' attacks on worshippers at Islam's third holiest site, as the EU joins calls for an end to the violence.
Tel Aviv is expected to set up the new defence system near Palestine's besieged enclave of Gaza that will complement its Iron Dome systems.
Most candidates ran as independents on Saturday's elections and the outcomes will largely depend on local dynamics.
The less visible and most pernicious part of the relationship between Egypt, Israel, and the US revolves around the besieged Gaza Strip.
Israel accuses Navi Pillay, UN investigation head, of "championing an anti-Israel agenda," further straining tense ties between Tel Aviv and Human Rights Council in Geneva.
US must act against "unilateral Israeli practices" that "undermine a two-state solution," Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas tells visiting US speaker Nancy Pelosi.
The new listing places restrictions on financing the Gaza-ruling group and will cover all of its branches, after Canberra previously limited designation to the organisation’s military wing.
The trauma that haunts so many Palestinians extends to its mental health professionals who often have to relive their own trauma through their patients.
A call for contributions to help Syrian refugees battling Idlib's winter went viral and has prompted an unprecedented volume of donations from Palestinians.
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