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Turkish president accuses Israel of trying to take Al-Aqsa mosque from Muslims

(JTA) – President Recip Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey accused Israel of attempting to take the Al-Aqsa mosque from Muslims using security as the excuse.

Erdogan made the accusation during a meeting of his AKP party. [Read more…]

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Abbas says security co-ordination with Israel remains frozen despite removal of metal detectors

(JTA) – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said security co-ordination with Israel will remain frozen despite Israel removing the metal detectors it placed at the entrances for Muslim worshippers to the Temple Mount.

Abbas made the announcement on Tuesday hours after the metal detectors and security cameras placed at the holy site less than two weeks ago were dismantled. [Read more…]

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New security cameras at Temple Mount will respect public and its privacy, Israel Police say

JERUSALEM (JTA) – The Israel Police said the new security cameras they plan to install at the Temple Mount will retain “full respect for the public and its privacy.”

The police released the statement Tuesday after rumours gained traction that the police had plans to install X-ray cameras at the entrances for Muslim worshippers at the Temple Mount. [Read more…]

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Mourners at Jordanian teen’s funeral call for death to Israel

(JTA) – Mourners at the funeral for the Jordanian teen shot and killed after stabbing an Israeli Embassy guard in Amman chanted “death to Israel” and vowed to be “martyrs” in Jerusalem.

Thousands of Jordanians attended the funeral for Mohammad Jawawdah, 17, who was killed Sunday by the guard after stabbing him with a screwdriver. The teen had come to a residential building occupied by the embassy to set up new furniture. [Read more…]

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Muslim worshippers stay away from Temple Mount despite removal of metal detectors, security cameras

Muslim women protesting at an entrance to the Temple Mount at the Lion’s Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City, July 25, 2017. Muslim worshippers still refused to pray on the Temple Mount following the government’s decision remove the metal detectors and instead place more security cameras on the compound. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

Muslim women protesting at an entrance to the Temple Mount at the Lion’s Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City, July 25, 2017. Muslim worshippers still refused to pray on the Temple Mount following the government’s decision remove the metal detectors and instead place more security cameras on the compound. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

JERUSALEM (JTA) – Metal detectors and security cameras installed at entrances to the Temple Mount for Muslim worshippers were removed  hours after the announcement of a Security Cabinet decision to do so.

By Tuesday morning the security measures that had been put in place less than two weeks ago were completely removed. [Read more…]

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Israel agrees to remove metal detectors at Temple Mount

Israeli police officers and private security guards monitoring new security cameras and metal detectors placed at the Lions’ Gate entrance to the Temple Mount for Muslim worshippers, July 24, 2017. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Israeli police officers and private security guards monitoring new security cameras and metal detectors placed at the Lions’ Gate entrance to the Temple Mount for Muslim worshippers, July 24, 2017. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

(JTA) – Israel will remove metal detectors from entrances to the Temple Mount after days of rioting by Palestinians furious at the installation of the devices in the wake of a deadly terrorist attack.

“The Security Cabinet accepted the recommendation of all of the security bodies to incorporate security measures based on advanced technologies (‘smart checks’) and other measures instead of metal detectors in order to ensure the security of visitors and worshippers in the Old City and on the Temple Mount,” said a government statement released late Monday night. [Read more…]

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