Abu El Gheit, Egypt's previous foreign minister, who visited the Temple Mount during his tenure, added that "the Israeli authorities put the region in a very unsafe situation", saying that Israeli policies "are not directed at the Palestinians alone" and that they "hurt the feelings of every Arab and Muslim in the world".
With tensions rapidly rising, Palestinians called for more protests Sunday and the Israeli government planned meetings.
Anger has spilled over across the West Bank since last week when Israel shut the Al-Aqsa Mosque, revered by both Muslims and Jews, who call it Temple Mount, following a deadly shootout. Muslims alleged Israel is trying to expand its control at the Muslim-administered site under the guise of security - a claim Israel denies - and launched mass prayer protests.
In a post on Facebook, the stabber said he was deeply concerned about the recent violence at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in annexed East Jerusalem and wanted to protect it.
Security coordination, largely aimed at a common foe, the Islamic militant group Hamas, had been a constant in frequently hostile Israeli-Palestinian relations. Israeli police said protesters Friday were combative with rocks and firebombs.
Local residents said the family emptied its home of valuables, expecting it to be demolished. Israeli troops responded with live rounds, rubber bullets and tear gas.
A Muslim Arab was killed Saturday in clashes with security forces in al-Azariya, an Arab neighborhood of Jerusalem, bringing the total number of Arab deaths in riots over the weekend to four.
Israeli officials have said they will not remove metal detectors from outside a Jerusalem mosque, despite their installation triggering rapidly escalating confrontations with Palestinians.
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Israeli leaders downplayed the threat from Abbas to cut off contact, saying the Palestinian leader was likely bluffing to rally support on the street.
"The other side takes this positive thing of a security measure and uses it to gore the Israeli system", he said.
Muslims around the world said the new measures aim to change the status quo - a delicate balance of prayer and visiting rights.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Friday he is freezing ties with Israel until the devices are removed.
"We are examining other options and alternatives that will ensure security", Mordechai said in an interview with Al-Jazeera.
Three Israelis were stabbed to death on Friday while eating dinner in a West Bank settlement. Gilad Erdan, Israel's public security minister, also warned of potential "large-scale volatility".
The Palestinian killed three members of the same Israeli family as they ate the traditional Sabbath meal.
The victims were identified Sunday as Yosef Salomon, 70, and his adult children, 46-year-old Chaya and 35-year-old Elad.