Hundreds of Malaysians gathered outside the US Embassy in the nation’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, on July 21 to demonstrate against new security measures imposed at the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
Two Palestinians died Friday in Jerusalem during confrontations between Israeli police and protesters after men under age 50 were banned from entering the mosque, a security measure taken after Palestinians were angered by the introduction of metal detectors at the site and called for a “day of rage” in response. That ban was made after a July 14 attack by three Arab citizens of Israel who left the mosque and shot dead two Israel Police officers guarding an entrance.
Similar protests about the near-standoff situation at al-Aqsa also took place in Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon and Indonesia, the New York Times reported. Credit: Palestinian Information Center via Storyful