Al Jazeera is no stranger to stirring controversy, and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has had enough.

The Israeli leader attacked the Qatari broadcaster by claiming it incites violence and criticizing its support of the Palestinian protesters at Al-Aqsa in Jerusalem.

"The Al Jazeera network continues to incite violence around the Temple Mount [Al-Aqsa compound]," Netanyahu wrote in a Facebook post, according to The Independent.

"I have appealed to law enforcement agencies several times to close the Al-Jazeera office in Jerusalem," he said. "If this does not happen because of legal reasons, I will work to legislate the laws required to remove Al Jazeera from Israel."

Netanyahu's stern warning comes amidst ongoing protests surrounding Al-Aqsa and after a Tuesday decision by Israel's security cabinet to remove the newly-installed metal detectors outside the entrance to Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque.

Palestinian Christians and Muslims have been protesting together in solidarity against added security measures at the religious site. The metal detectors were installed almost two weeks ago as part of Israel's additional security initiatives. The measures include banning Muslim men under the age of 50 from the compound, installing extra security cameras, and deploying thousands of officers nearby.

The initiatives were taken in response to the three Palestinians who opened fire against Israeli security forces near Al-Aqsa compound on July 14, killing two of the latter, before being shot dead by Israeli police. 

Fearing Israel's added control on the site might pave the way for alterations to the current agreement, which gives Muslims exclusive prayer rights in Al-Aqsa, Palestinians have taken to the streets to protest against the security measures and demand free access to Al-Aqsa.

The demonstrations have led to violent clashes with Israeli forces, leaving at least three Palestinians killed and over thirty injured.

Netanyahu's objections toward Al Jazeera's coverage of the controversy and the protests follows intense criticism by Jewish activists this week, arguing the Israeli government is not democratic.

"The Israeli government is not a democratic government," Alana Krivo-Kaufman, a member of the group Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) said

Krivo-Kaufman made the comments in a video posted to JVP's Facebook page after her and several other activists, including two other Jews, were blocked from traveling to Israel to support the Palestinian protesters.

"Democratic governments create space for dissent and for disagreement, which is at the core of Jewish life," she said.

In March, the Israeli parliament passed legislation that would bar supporters of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement from traveling to Israel. It is believed this legislation allowed Krivo-Kaufman and the others to be blocked from making the trip.

As the Israeli government cracks down on protesters, bans dissident voices from entering its borders, and calls for the removal of a prominent Arab media outlet, Krivo-Kaufman's strong criticism appears to ring true.

Of course, it's important to note that Al Jazeera isn't only drawing criticism and controversy within Israel. 

The Qatari network is currently blocked in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Bahrain, as the four countries blockade the small wealthy emirate. 

Al Jazeera was barred in May, after controversial statements accredited to the Emir of Qatar were shared by Qatar New Agency. 

Since then, the spat has escalated with the four Arab nations cutting economic and diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing the country of supporting terrorist groups and encouraging tensions in the region.

In a list of 13 demands presented to Qatar in an effort to end the crisis, the four countries said Al Jazeera and other Qatari-funded media organizations must be closed.