Jersulaem clashes
A Palestinian woman argues with Israeli border police near the Lions Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem Reuters

Jordan has recalled its envoy to Israel following clashes at Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem in recent days.

The Kingdom, which borders Israel to the east, withdrew its envoy after "unprecedented Israeli escalation," Jordan's state news agency reported on Wednesday.

Jordan will file an immediate complaint with the UN Security Council, a government spokesperson said.

The decision to recall its ambassador was "in protest at the increasing and unprecedented Israeli escalation in the Noble Sanctuary, and the repeated Israeli violations of Jerusalem", the news agency said.

Palestinians clashed with Israeli security forces at the compound on Wednesday.

Israeli police said Palestinians began throwing stones and firecrackers at security officers before the holy site was opened to visitors. Security forces then entered "several metres" inside the mosque to remove blockades set up by the protesters, AFP reported. The site was reopened after the clashes.

The complex, referred to by Jews as Temple Mount and by Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary, is home to holy sites in both religions. Jordan and Israel signed peace agreement in 1994.

Jerusalem has witnessed simmering tensions since fighting erupted in Gaza in July.