Jewish visitors and tourists will not be allowed to enter the complex where it is located Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem until the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, according to a statement issued by the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The Israeli police raid on the site last week triggered rocket attacks on Israel from the Gaza Strip, Lebanon and Syria. Israel responded with military strikes.

In previous years, Israel prohibited Jews from visiting this compound during the last 10 days of Ramadan.

The Israeli prime minister’s statement said that, following a security meeting, Jewish visits to the holy site — known as the Temple Mount to Jews — will be suspended until the end of Ramadan around April 20.

Israel’s far-right National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir decried the decision. “When terrorism strikes, we must strike back with great force, not give in to its whims,” ​​he said in a statement.

Earlier today, the Israeli army shot and killed two Palestinian gunmen who had opened fire on a military outpost near a Jewish settlement in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

The military also announced that two M-16 rifles and a handgun were recovered during the search for other suspects at the scene.

Tensions have been rising in the occupied West Bank for months, with many clashes between Israelis and Palestinians.