Tensions had mounted at the flashpoint complex at the start of Eid al-Adha as the holiday overlapped this year with the Jewish fast day of Tisha B'Av, amid calls by Jewish nationalist and religious politicians for Jews to visit the holy compound.
"International justice is one-eyed and the justice that is not won through global laws will be taken through the resilience and resistance of the peoples", Bassil went on to say.
With tensions high due to a Muslim and Jewish holiday falling on the same day, Israeli police are on alert.
Large numbers of Palestinians had gathered at the gates of the compound early Sunday after rumors circulated that police would allow Jewish visitors to enter the site.
In Jerusalem, police fired sound grenades as Palestinian protests intensified at the highly sensitive Al-Aqsa mosque compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, according to an AFP correspondent. Also on Sunday, Jews mourn the destruction of the temples that once stood on the Temple Mount. On Saturday, Israeli troops killed four Palestinian militants who attempted to cross the Gaza border fence. Several dozen entered the site under close police escort and Muslim worshippers began throwing chairs and other objects at the group.
Facing off with police in the packed compound outside Islam's third-holiest site, Palestinians chanted: "With our soul and blood we will redeem you, Aqsa".
After the confrontations died down, Jerusalem District Police Chief Doron Yedid said on Kan radio that he had lifted the ban.
Israeli police barred entry to the compound to Jewish visitors on Sunday before clashes erupted.
Hanan Ashrawi, a senior official in the Palestine Liberation Organisation, accused Israel of provoking religious and political tension.
It is located in east Jerusalem, occupied by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War and later annexed in a move never recognised by the worldwide community.
But he also faced pressure from Israeli far-right politicians to open the holy site to Jewish visits.
Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital of their future independent state, while Israel wants all Jerusalem to be its eternal capital.