Tag Archive for CCTV

Guard tower being erected outside Damascus Gate in Jerusalem sparks criticism

Israel Police observation posts being erected outside the Damascus Gate entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City are part of enhanced security measures announced last summer, including additional surveillance cameras and more security personnel.
 – Arab resident of Jerusalem, ‘This makes me sad, and angry.’
 – Public Security Minister Erdan,  ‘Damascus Gate is going through a revolution.’

By John T. Huddy, The Media Line


A new Israeli Border Police guard tower stands at the base of the Damascus Gate entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City.It’s a noticeable part of the landscape and an example of Israel’s increased security presence at the ancient entrance to the Muslim Quarter, which in the recent past has been a flashpoint for violence. Continue Reading »

3 Waqf arrested, Israel to instal magnometers and CC cameras on Temple Mount

After continued violence on the Temple Mount, Israel ignores Jordan’s disapproval, holy site remains closed as Israel security forces continue their investigation and instals magnometers at Temple Mount entrances and closed circuit cameras around the Temple Mount.

By Hezki Baruch


Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Saturday evening participated in a telephone conference about the situation on the Temple Mount.

Temple Mount – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

Participating in the teleconference were Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud), Israel Police Chief Roni Alsheikh, Shabak Director Nadav Argaman, and Jerusalem District Police Commander Yoram Halevi.

During the discussion, the decision was made to gradually reopen the Temple Mount to worshipers, tourists, and visitors beginning on Sunday afternoon. Continue Reading »

REPORT: Jordan suspends installation of CCTV cameras on Temple Mount


Contrary to an agreement made by Israel, the U.S. and Jordan’s King last October, Jordan’s Prime Minister said that Palestinian opposition to the surveillance led to the decision.

By i24news


Jordan is suspending the plan to install security cameras around the flashpoint Temple Mount complex over Palestinian opposition to it, Jordan’s Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour said on Monday, according to Jordan’s Petra news agency.

Temple Mount – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

The site, considered holy to both Muslims and Jews, is known to Muslims as the al-Aqsa Mosque compound. Jordan retains custodial rights, administered by the Waqf, but Israel controls access. Continue Reading »

CCTV cameras to be installed for surveillance of Temple Mount


Although no cameras will be installed inside the Al-Aqsa mosque, live-streaming footage from a CCTV grid across the holy site will be monitored by both Israeli & Jordanian officials, to help maintain order on the Temple Mount, says a Jerusalem official.

By Shlomo Cesana


Israel and Jordan agreed over the weekend to install surveillance cameras on the Temple Mount, which would enable both parties to monitor security incidents at the Jerusalem holy site. The closed-circuit TV grid is expected to become operational before the Passover holiday, in mid-April.

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Jordanians angry Palestinian Authority rejected installing CCTV on Temple Mount




Jordanians on Tuesday criticized the Palestinian Authority for rejecting the idea of installing security cameras at the Temple Mount.

Border Police officers patrol Temple Mount – Photo: REUTERS

The Jordanians noted that the idea of installing the cameras was aimed at “protecting the al Aksa Mosque by documenting what’s happening at the site.”

PA officials have over the past few days dismissed the idea, arguing that Israel would use the cameras to arrest Palestinians “under the pretext of incitement.” Continue Reading »

Israel Police: Jordanian Waqf attempts to install CCTV without coordination is provocation


The attempt of Islamic Waqf workers to set up security cameras on the Temple Mount without Israeli authorities’ approval constitutes a provocation, says Jerusalem District Police.
• Prime Minister’s Office: Trilateral agreement stipulates installation must be coordinated by all parties.

By Daniel Siryoti, Gideon Allon, Yoni Hersch & Efrat Forsher


Israeli authorities on Monday prevented the Islamic Waqf in Jerusalem from installing security cameras in the Temple Mount compound. A senior source said the move constituted provocation and stressed that security cameras will be set up around the holy site only after the move was coordinated with Israel.

A waqf worker attempting to install a security camera at Al-Aqsa compound, Monday – Screenshot: Israel TV2

The waqf is an Islamic trust that controls and manages the current Islamic edifices on and around the Al-Aqsa mosque. Continue Reading »