JERUSALEM (AFP) - A far-right Israeli minister visited Jerusalems Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Tuesday, fuelling the anger of Muslim authorities who called the visit a provocation. Police accompanied Interior Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch of the Yisrael Beitenu party as he visited the site, which is also holy to Jews, who call it Temple Mount. Jerusalem Mufti Mohammad Hussein expressed outrage that the minister set foot in the compound, the third holiest site in Islam. This visit is a provocation; it will encourage other Israelis to carry out similar provocations, Hussein said. He came to stir up trouble; it is an aggression against the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which every Palestinian and every Muslim rejects. Hamas accused the minister of hurting the feelings of millions of Muslims. This visit betrays the intentions of the Jewish state to continue seeking to judaise the holy mosque of Al-Aqsa, Hamas said in a statement issued in Gaza. It added that any aggression on the Al-Aqsa Mosque will have unfortunate consequences, calling to mind a controversial visit by then conservative Opposition leader and later premier Ariel Sharon in 2000 that sparked the second Palestinian intifada (uprising).