“The dangers on the ground will escalate if we go through another cycle of Friday prayer without a resolution.” Mladenov said.
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United Nations Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov warned Monday that a solution was needed by Friday to the Jerusalem mosque crisis, which he said threatens to have "potential catastrophic costs well beyond the walls of the Old City".Israel installed metal detectors at entry points to Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem after two police guards were shot dead on July 14, triggering the bloodiest clashes between Israelis and Palestinians in years. The Security Council is due to hold its quarterly Middle East briefing Tuesday.The violence began Friday, when Israeli security forces shot three demonstrators dead, Palestinian medics said. U.S. envoy Jason Greenblatt traveled to Israel and held a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu along with U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman in a bid to ease tensions, an Israeli official told AFP. Greenblatt later arrived in Jordan for additional discussions on the crisis.Sunday night in Amman a Jordanian attacked an Israeli security guard with a screwdriver at the Israeli Embassy compound, Israeli officials reported.
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