- Title: Israel to replace metal detectors in Jerusalem with smart surveillance
- Date: 25th July 2017
- Summary: JERUSALEM (JULY 25, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF ISRAELI SECURITY MEMBERS AND WORKERS AT SCENE NEAR ENTRANCE TO AL-AQSA MOSQUE VARIOUS OF WORKERS REMOVING METAL DETECTORS FROM ENTRANCE TO AL-AQSA MOSQUE THE DOME OF THE ROCK MORE OF WORKERS REMOVING METAL DETECTORS ISRAELI POLICE RESPONDING TO PALESTINIANS HURLING STONES AT THEM BY USING DISPERSAL MEANS PALESTINIANS AT SCENE ISRAELI SECURITY MEMBERS AT SCENE PEOPLE GATHERING AT SCENE AMBULANCE DRIVING BY ISRAELI SECURITY MEMBERS AND PEOPLE AT SCENE JERUSALEM (JULY 25, 2017) (VIDEO OBTAINED BY REUTERS) TRUCKS MOVING EQUIPMENT, STOPPING AT ENTRANCE OF LIONS' GATE
- Embargoed: 8th August 2017 00:48
- Keywords: Israel security metal detectors al-Aqsa mosque Palestinians clash with Israeli security members
- Location: JERUSALEM
- City: JERUSALEM
- Country: Israel
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA0016R2WD3B
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Israel on Tuesday (July 25) decided to remove metal detectors it had placed at the entrance to a holy site in Jerusalem's Old City and replace them with smart, less obtrusive surveillance means, a cabinet statement said.
Israel installed metal detectors at entry points to Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem after two police officers were fatally shot on July 14, triggering the bloodiest clashes between Israelis and Palestinians in years.
A statement issued after the forum of senior ministers concluded their meeting said they had decided to act on the recommendation of the security bodies and replace the metal detectors with "smart checking" means.
Reuters witnesses in the Old City saw municipal workers installing metal beams above some of the narrow stone paved streets for closed circuit TV cameras. Israeli media said there were plans to invest in advanced camera systems. The cabinet statement added that it had allocated 100 million shekels (about $28 million) for the equipment and for additional police officers.
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