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 »
In an agreement facilitated by Jason Greenblatt, U.S. President Donald Trump’s Mid-East envoy, the Temple Mount’s magnetometers will be replaced with advanced technologies according to Monday night’s decision from Israel’s Security Cabinet, with an allocated budget of up to 100 million shekels for the sophisticated optic & thermal devices.
By Nitsan Keida
The Security Cabinet decided on Monday night to remove the metal detectors from the Temple Mount.
Temple Mount Security Camera – Ynet
In a statement, the Cabinet said it “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.” Continue Reading »
Pilot program found law enforcement personnel sporting cameras improved police behavior, lowered public complaints and bolstered public confidence in law enforcement.
Israeli Police forces announced on Sunday that on-duty officers will wear body cameras after a pilot project proved the devices improve police behavior and bolster public confidence in local law enforcement , Haaretz daily reported.
The pilot, which was carried out for a six month period between 2016 and 2017 on traffic police and on duty officers, revealed that body cameras improve officers’ interactions with the public and overall general performance, according to Haaretz.
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Scene of Jerusalem terror attack: Police cameras document a more accurate timeline of events.
Senior Hamas official rallies Palestinian organizations to complain about the saturation of Israeli security cameras in Judea and Samaria that ‘expose terrorist cells’ to Israel’s security services.
By Dalit Halevi
A Hamas spokesperson in Judea and Samaria, Hussam Badaran, called on the Palestinian organizations to discuss the issue of security cameras in Judea and Samaria, which in his opinion “expose our Palestinian militants and make it more difficult to commit terror attacks against the occupying forces and the settlers.”
CCTV cameras survey Israeli streets – Photo: Israel Highway Company
Badaran said the cameras Israel has put on Israeli roads, as well as the security cameras which have been installed in businesses and homes are used by Israel to gather information on terrorist cells and to prevent terror attacks. Continue Reading »