The Israeli military-political Cabinet decided to clear the entrances to the Jerusalem temple mount video camera, not only metal detectors, which caused mass protests of the Arab-Muslim community, reports the news online resource “Wye no”.
If the information is confirmed, then we are talking about dismantling the whole system of control, emerged in response to the recent murder in the area of the Old city, two Israeli police officers.
“At the Cabinet meeting last night had decided to remove not only metal detectors but also cameras… This means that Israel agreed to return the situation that was before the murder of two policemen on the Temple mount a week and a half ago,” — says the publication.
In published night the decision of the forum key Israeli Ministers said to replace the metal detectors on a system of intellectual control and are not specifically mentioned video cameras that have been installed at the entrance to the third largest Shrine of Islam.
The rejection of metal detectors and video cameras can meet the Arab-Muslim community, which boycotted the new security measures, refusing to rise to the mosques of the Temple mount and arranging directly into the streets of Jerusalem, many thousands of prayers regularly escalated into clashes with the police.
According to the “Wye no” against the dismantling of the system voted, the education Ministers Naftali Bennett, justice Ayelet shaked and ze’ev Elkin, who combines the posts of environment Minister for Jerusalem Affairs.
Citing unnamed participants in the discussion, the publication writes that the decision was influenced by the story of the guards of the Israeli Embassy in Jordan, which along with the rest of the staff had to take home after it, fighting off the attack killed two local residents. After days of intense negotiation and the American mediation of the authorities of the neighboring country agreed to leave the guard.
Jordan, whose king Abdullah II is the guardian of the shrines of Jerusalem, plays a key role in resolving the situation around the Temple mount.