US lauds Israel’s dismantlement of Temple Mount metal detectors

The White House on Tuesday praised Israel's removal of metal detectors that were set up at the entrances to Jerusalem's Temple Mount following a terrorist attack earlier this month. "The United States applauds the efforts of Israel to maintain security while reducing tensions in the region." the statement issued by spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. It noted that Israel took the step "despite the demonstrated need to enhance security" following the July 14 attack in which two border policemen were killed. 

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