MUSLIM AUTHORITY PROTESTS TEMPLE MOUNT SECURITY MEASURES, BLOCKS ENTRANCE
Israeli officials reopen entrances to holy site following Friday’s deadly attack; disagreeing with installation of metal detectors, Wakf officials call on Muslim worshipers to protest move.
http://players.brightcove.net/590066524001/B1YLmCqKg_default/index.html?videoId=5509403967001Islamic authorities in Jerusalem called on Palestinians on Sunday to avoid entering the Temple Mount, following a decision by Israel to place checkpoints with metal detectors at the compound gates. The site was reopened after a deadly attackon Friday killed two Israeli policemen.
At this stage, only two of 10 gates – The Gate of the Tribes (Bab al-Asbat) and The Council Gate (Bab al-Majlis) – will open to the public, a police spokesman told The Jerusalem Post.
The decision to reopen the Temple Mount for prayer services followed moves to place metal detectors next to each gate to monitor and prevent the smuggling of firearms into the compound and install surveillance cameras to improve security. It was not disclosed, however, when and where the cameras will be placed.
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