By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz

The world’s reaction was mixed after three armed Palestinians murdered two Druze Israeli policemen on the Temple Mount on Friday, with some countries and leaders decrying the violence while others chose to condemn Israel for closing the compound as a security measure.

At around 7 AM on Friday, three Palestinian terrorists finished their prayers in the mosque on the Temple Mount, exited the compound and opened fire on passersby, killing two Druze Israeli policemen and injuring a medic moderately. The terrorists ran back into the Temple Mount, closely pursued by Israeli police stationed at the Lion’s Gate. A firefight ensued, and all three terrorists were killed.

The Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres warned that Israel and the Palestinians should refrain from further violence, while praising the PA President for condemning the attack.