Palestinians: We reject any alternative Temple Mt security devices

The Israeli government and security cabinet meeting Sunday will scrutinize the effectiveness of the metal detectors and possible alternative measures for securing the Temple Mount shrines – in light of a wave of violent Palestinian demonstrations and the boycott on prayer at Al Aqsa called by the Waqf in protest. However, a Palestinian spokesman in Ramallah rejected any alternative security devices whatsoever. This position, he said, was “non-negotiable.” And a Waqf official commented that the metal detectors were not the issue.


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