Jordanian parliamentarians have held a moment of silence in memory of the two Palestinian men who launched the deadly attack on a Jerusalem synagogue which killed five Israelis.

"Regarding the martyrs who bombed and murdered Zionists, I'm asking the respected parliament to stand up and to read the al-Fatiha [verse from the first chapter of the Quran] to glorify their pure souls and the souls of all the martyrs in the Arab and Muslim nations," an unnamed MP told the parliament session, according to the Israeli news outlet, Channel 10.

The Jordanian parliament agreed to a request by MP Khaled Hussein al-Atta for a prayer to be read from the Quran in the honour of the two killers.

"This is a natural response to the Zionist occupation against our people in Palestine," wrote Al-Atta on his Facebook page.

The moment of silence and prayer came after Jordan's government spokesman, Mohammad Al-Momani, condemned the brutal attack in the Jerusalem synagogue, saying: "Jordan condemns an attack on any citizen and condemns all acts of violence and terrorism that hurt civilians, whatever their origin."

According to Petra News Agency, Momani did not mention the Jerusalem attack directly but called for restraint and calm in the holy city.

Jordan and Bahrain were the only two countries in the Arab world to condemn the Jerusalem attack which took the lives of four Israeli worshippers, who all held US or British citizenship, and a Druze policeman.

Tensions have continued to rise in the Israeli capital following an attempted assassination of a far-right Jewish activist, a series of Palestinian stabbing attacks against Israelis and protests by Arab-Israelis which led to a 24-hour general strike.

Unrest in the holy city has been exacerbated by developments regarding the Temple Mount, or Al-Aqsa compound, which has witnessed clashes after proposals to enhance Jewish access to the flashpoint site, where they are currently banned from praying.

Recently, Israeli Housing Minister Uri Ariel said that Israel will eventually replace Al-Aqsa Mosque with a Jewish temple, despite the compound being the third-holiest site in Islam.