Six people were killed on Friday (July 21) in an outbreak of violence that erupted over Israel's placement of metal detectors at entrances to the sacred Al Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem and spread to the West Bank.
Tensions have been high for days with Palestinians hurling rocks and Israeli police using stun grenades after the detectors were installed.
Israeli forces raided the home of an alleged Palestinian attacker who killed three Israeli settlers and wounded another on Friday, the military said on Saturday, and vowed to destroy the family abode.
Security forces prohibited Palestinian men under the age of 50 from entering Jerusalem's Old City for Friday Muslim prayers this week, .
Saturday saw fresh clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces.
Amid violent clashes over access to the Temple Mount's Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, the League of Arab States plans to hold urgent meeting on the situation in the ancient city.
Following the attack in the West Bank settlement of Halamish, Israel increased its security alert level and dispatched thousands of additional troops to the area, Haaretz reports, citing IDF official.
Extra security, including metal detectors, has been in place for a week due to the shooting deaths of two Israeli police officers by three Palestinians, who themselves died in a shootout after they emerged from the mosque.
It is the first time that security cooperation has been halted since Abbas was elected president of the PA almost a decade ago, according to Israeli reports.
Several hundred other people, mostly Palestinians, were also wounded in the course of moves against the protests, which Israeli press labeled "riots".
At least three Palestinians have been killed since Friday clashes.
"Jerusalem is a red line that Arabs and Muslims would not accept anyone to harm", he said in a statement.