Israel Tuesday began dismantling the metal detectors that were placed at the entrances to Temple Mount after two police officers were murdered by terrorists in the Jerusalem compound. For the past week, Muslim worshippers have boycotted Al Aqsa Mosque in protest over the scanners. Later on tuesday, police also began removing the CCTVs from the sites
They are to be replaced with alternative security measures, including “smart” cameras which identity faces and “see though” clothing for weapons. Until they are in place, the police will exercise intensified security as needed for the safety of worshippers and visitors to the shrine and the compound.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet voted to remove the metal detectors at its second meeting Monday, which took place shortly after the Israeli embassy staff in Amman had returned home and a conversation he held with Jordan’s King Abdullah for ending the diplomatic crisis between Jerusalem and Amman.