Agence France-PresseMay 10, 2013 15:37
The United States on Wednesday called for Israelis and Palestinians to exercise restraint amid tensions over a "disturbance" at that Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem.
"We're concerned about the recent tensions surrounding the Temple Mount, Haram al-Sharif, including the detention today of the Grand Mufti," State Department deputy spokesman Patrick Ventrell, told reporters.
"We understand that he was released," he said. "But we urge all sides to respect the status quo of this holy sight and to exercise restraint and refrain from provocative actions."