TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A massive protest was held in the besieged Gaza Strip to condemn Israel's closure of al-Aqsa Mosque Compound following a shooting incident in the Old City of Jerusalem (al-Quds), which left at least three Palestinians and two Israeli police officers dead.

Protesters took to the streets late on Friday and slammed the Zionist regime of Israel for closing the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East al-Quds and prohibiting Friday prayers, Palestinian media reported.

They also paid homage to three Palestinians who were killed during the shooting earlier on Friday in the al-Aqsa Mosque.

The Palestinian victims were identified as Muhammad Ahmad Muhammad Jabarin, 29, Muhammad Hamid Abd al-Latif Jabarin, 19, and Muhammad Ahmad Mufdal Jabarin, 19.

Two Israeli forces were also killed in the incident, according to the police.

The occupied territories have already been the scene of increased tensions ever since Israeli forces imposed restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem al-Quds in August 2015.

Over 300 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli force since October that year, when the clashes intensified.