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What's the issue with metal detectors in Jerusalem?

Israel on Tuesday dismantled metal detectors it installed a week earlier at a contested Jerusalem shrine, hoping to defuse a crisis with the Muslim world, including security ally Jordan, the Muslim custodian of the holy site.

At a meeting attended by Sheikh Abdul Azim Salhab, the chairman of the Waqf, the Islamic authority in charge of Al Aqsa, Sheikh Mohammed Hussein, the mufti of Jerusalem, and Sheikh Ekrema Sabri, the chairman of the higher Islamic Council, which has jurisdiction over Muslim religious matters in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank, it was decided that worshippers should continue refusing to attend prayers at Al Aqsa.

The footage from the area also showed heavy machinery and workers heading to the entrance to the holy site that is now closed to reporters.

No official comment has come from the Israeli side about the move.

Daniel told All Things Considered that at protests Friday, he heard Palestinians chanting, "With spirit and blood, we will redeem the Al-Aqsa Mosque" - which has its compound on the disputed site.

Israel says the measures are necessary to prevent terror attacks like the one by Arab gunmen that killed two police officers on the site almost two weeks ago.

The strife, including the deaths of three Israelis and four Palestinians in violence on Friday and Saturday, have raised global alarm and prompted the U.N. Security Council to convene a meeting to seek ways of calming the situation.

Three Israelis were also killed in an attack in a settlement in the West Bank.

However, it also maintains strategic, if discreet, security ties with Israel - a relationship that has survived several crises and repeated friction over the Jerusalem shrine.

Following violent demonstrations and mass protests, the detectors were removed early Tuesday morning; metal railings and scaffolding placed by the police in recent days remained in the area where the metal detectors once stood.

Erdogan said he spoke to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and told him that Muslims going to al-Aqsa mosque could not be treated as terrorists.

Israeli embassy in Amman, Jordan on July 23. They are usually ejected by Israeli police, but Palestinians feel the status quo is changing.

Jordan's Anadolu news agency said one man was shot dead after stabbing an embassy staffer, citing an unidentified security official.

Following a second day of talks, Israel's security cabinet voted to scrap the walk-through gates and replace them with less obtrusive surveillance.

Jordan wanted to bring the guard in for questioning, but Israel said he had diplomatic immunity under the Vienna Convention.

The Cabinet said police would increase the deployment of forces until the new measures are in place.

"During the incident, the Jordanian worker was killed but the landlord was injured as well [and] later died of his wounds".

President Donald Trump's Mideast envoy, Jason Greenblatt, met with Netanyahu before the decision was announced, a sign of the first direct involvement of the USA administration since the crisis began.

Before that happens, if it does, however, the Israeli government would be wise to put a stop to provocative actions that only escalate violence in the tinderbox that is Jerusalem.



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