News

Israel To Replace Temple Mount Metal Detectors With Less Obtrusive Surveillance

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel on Tuesday decided to remove metal detectors it had placed at the entrance to a holy site in Jerusalem’s Old City with other, less obtrusive surveillance means, a cabinet statement said.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet voted to remove the metal detector gates after a meeting lasting several hours convening for a second time on Monday after they had broken off discussions a day earlier.

Tensions escalated sharply since Israel installed the metal detectors at entry points to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem after two Israeli police guards were shot dead by gunmen there on July 14.

Recommend this article

Israel To Replace Temple Mount Metal Detectors With Less Obtrusive Surveillance

Thank you!

This article has been sent!

Close
Close