Israel will replace metal detectors at holy site amid rising tensions
The decision came after several days of violence and protests.

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.

The Israel-Cabinet has decided 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.

The detectors will be replaced with ‘small security checks’ at the gates.

On July 14 gunmen shot two police guards in Al-Aqsa compound and the Israel installed metal detectors at the mosque’s entrance which aroused a wave of rage among the Palestinians and they held prayers outside on the street as a protest.


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