- Title: Israel says Jerusalem mosque metal detectors to stay, may be reduced
- Date: 23rd July 2017
- Summary: JERUSALEM (JULY 23, 2017) (REUTERS) CARS DRIVING NEAR JERUSALEM'S OLD CITY ISRAELI SECURITY SECURITY CAMERAS (NOT THOSE SAID TO BE INSTALLED OVERNIGHT) AND DOME OF THE ROCK ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU ARRIVING AT WEEKLY CABINET MEETING NETANYAHU WRITING A NOTE MINISTERS AT MEETING (SOUNDBITE) (Hebrew) ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU, SAYING: "Since the beginning of the events, I held a series of meetings and evaluations of the situation with all the security bodies, including those on the ground. We receive an updated situation assessment from them, as well as recommendations for action and we make our decision accordingly. We are managing this level-headedly, determinedly and responsibly, and we will continue to do so in order to maintain security." MORE OF MINISTERS AT MEETING (SOUNDBITE) (Hebrew) ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU, SAYING: "The government members and I share in the terrible grief of the Solomon family. Yosef, Chaya and Elad were murdered by a beast incited by Jew-hatred. The security forces are operating on the ground as necessary, at all times. The home of the loathsome terrorist will be demolished as soon as possible. We are also taking action against those who incite toward acts of murder and those who praise them." MORE OF CABINET MEETING VARIOUS OF LION'S GATE ISRAELI SECURITY STAFF TALKING TO MAN MORE OF STREET SCENE MOSQUE MINARET
- Embargoed: 6th August 2017 10:55
- Keywords: Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Jerusalem old city security Al Aqsa-Temple Mount cabinet meeting
- Location: JERUSALEM
- City: JERUSALEM
- Country: Israel
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA0016QXSB47
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Israel will not remove metal detectors whose installation outside a major Jerusalem mosque has triggered the bloodiest confrontations with the Palestinians in years, but could eventually reduce their use, Israeli officials said on Sunday (July 23).
With Israeli generals warning the violence may spiral, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is eyeing alternatives to the walk-through gates that were placed at entrances to al Aqsa mosque compound after two policemen were shot dead there on July 14.
In his weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said: "We are managing this level-headedly, determinedly and responsibly," adding that security measures would be decided in accordance with the situation on the ground.
But the rightist Netanyahu government is wary of being seen to capitulate to Palestinian pressure at the site, which Jews revere as the vestige of their two ancient temples and which was among East Jerusalem areas Israel captured in a 1967 war and annexed as its capital in a move not recognised internationally.
- Copyright Holder: REUTERS
- Copyright Notice: (c) Copyright Thomson Reuters 2017. Open For Restrictions - http://about.reuters.com/fulllegal.asp
- Usage Terms/Restrictions: None