Muslims Go Back To Al Aqsa Mosque To Pray After Israel Gets Rid Of Security Features

But Israel took down the metal detectors on Tuesday after a diplomatic showdown with Jordan, the custodian of the shrine and a crucial regional ally.
Israel’s relations with Jordan were further strained this week after an Israeli security guard, who was attacked in the Israeli Embassy compound in Amman, shot dead two Jordanians.
Israel’s police chief, Roni Alsheich, told reporters in the Old City on Thursday that the metal detectors and recently installed cameras had been dismantled because they were of no value at this time.
Amateur video footage showed trucks hauling away the last of the new security equipment through the Lion’s Gate of the Old City overnight Thursday.
The Palestinians demand East Jerusalem as the capital of a future independent state alongside Israel, but peace talks have been at an impasse for years.

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