Israel to remove metal detectors at Temple Mount

| Updated: Jul 25, 2017 10:16 IST

Jerusalem [Israel], July 25 (ANI): The Israeli Security Cabinet has decided to remove metal detectors, which have aroused a wave of protests among Palestinians in Jerusalem and the West Bank, from the Temple Mount compound and replace them with "smart security checks" at the entrance. The Israeli Security Cabinet met Monday night to discuss the options regarding the metal detectors that were placed following the terror attack which killed two policemen, reports the Jerusalem Post. At an earlier meeting on Sunday, the Israeli police presented a technological alternative to the metal detectors with sophisticated cameras combined with facial recognition software. Meanwhile, U.S. envoy Jason Greenblatt and U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman met Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday in his office in Jerusalem to discuss the crisis on the Temple Mount and the shooting incident in Israeli embassy in Jordan. (ANI)