Video footage of the incident which was broadcasted by the Israeli television which showed the young men approaching a police officer close to a gated entrance of Al Aqsa Mosque. They drew knives and stabbed the police officer, following which the security personnel fired multiple shots in retaliation.
Al-Aqsa Mosque, located in the Old City of Jerusalem, is the third holiest site in Islam. The mosque was built on top of the Temple Mount, known as Haram esh-Sharif in Islam.
West Bank is a disputed territory, with Israel and Palestinians equally claiming it. Over 400,000 Jews live in West Bank settlements. Another 200,000-plus live in East Jerusalem neighbourhoods annexed by Israel after the 1967 war.