The al-Aqsa Mosque compound is Islam’s third holiest site. Jews call it “Temple Mount” and is Judaism’s holiest place of worship.
On Friday, three Israeli Palestinians and two Israeli police officers died in a gun battle there.
Israel immediately closed it down for prayers – the first time that’s happened since 1969.
The compound is being reopened to the public but with new security measures including metal detectors and additional cameras.
Could heightened security further restrict access for Palestinians? And what might that mean?
Presenter: Richelle Carey
Gideon Levy – Columnist of the Haaretz newspaper, and Author of The Punishment of Gaza
Mustafa Barghouti – Secretary-general of the Palestinian National Initiative
Muhamad Nuseibeh – Senior member of the Awthaq Authorities and Islamic High Committee