Over the last seven years, Jewish visits to the Temple Mount have increased from a paltry 2,000 visitors in 2004 to 30,000 in 2018. Those numbers still pale in comparison to the amount of Jews who opt instead to pray at the Western Wall every day, but it is a noticeable shift in what Israel calls the Status Quo. The Western Wall is for Jewish worship and the Temple Mount is for Muslim worship.
Whatever the motivation for increased numbers of Jews visiting the Mount, be it curiosity or compulsion, the shifting demographics on the Temple Mount have created significant Palestinian agitation. As recent history has proven: episodic reigns of Palestinian terror are best incentivized by rumors of Jewish plots to destroy Al-Aqsa Mosque.