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Muslim clerics reject Temple Mount security cameras instead of metal detectors


Rejecting any form of compromise that would secure the Temple Mount from smuggled weapons, Muslim worshipers arrived at the Gate of the Tribes for the morning prayers but refuse to enter the holy site.
– Sheikh, “The new measure is worse than the metal detectors.”

By Ynet reporters


The Israel Police set up special surveillance cameras at one of the entrances to the Temple Mount complex on Sunday morning, which could replace the recently installed metal detectors that have been at the center of growing tensions between Israel and Muslim worshipers.

Peace & Quiet at the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount as Waqf clerics continue to reject security measures.

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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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100 days after agreement Israel & Jordan at impasse over Temple Mount cameras

The deadlock on the installation of the cameras, which were originally intended to be fitted within days after the agreement, has led Israeli officials & Western diplomats to believe that violence could flare up on the Temple Mount  during the upcoming (Passover) Jewish holidays.

By i24news


The installation of security cameras on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem, as part of measures agreed on between Israel and Jordan to try and deescalate tensions over the holy site has still not occurred, over three months after the agreement was reached.

An Israeli policeman walks in front of the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City on October 27, 2015.

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Palestinian Clerics Threaten to Destroy Temple Mount CCTV Cameras Installed by Jordan


Senior Palestinian cleric rejects the Israeli-Jordanian compromise for the Temple Mount, saying any security camera Israel installs will be destroyed within hours.

By Dalit Halevi


A senior Palestinian Arab religious cleric on Thursday criticized the agreement over the Temple Mount which was brokered by Secretary of State John Kerry, threatening that Muslims will break any camera that Israel places on the compound.


Speaking to the Hamas-affiliated Palestine newspaper the cleric, Najah Bakhirat, said that the agreement has not reduced tension, but on the contrary, it placed the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the negotiating table, which the Palestinians were trying to avoid. Continue Reading »