Israel has installed new security cameras at the entrance to a major Jerusalem mosque, Israeli media and witnesses said, the latest development in a controversy that triggered the bloodiest confrontations with the Palestinians in years.
Video and still photographs show two new security cameras placed above Israeli metal detectors at Jerusalem old city’s Lions Gate which leads to the Noble Sanctuary-Temple Mount compound.
Israel said on Sunday it would not remove the metal detectors whose installation outside the holy site triggered the violence, but could eventually reduce their use, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was reportedly eyeing alternatives to the walk-through gates after two policemen were shot dead there on July 14.
The metal detectors have remained in place, although cameras had also been mounted near at least one entrance to the compound in Jerusalem’s Old City in a possible indication of an alternative to the metal detectors.
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