The Waqf and Palestinian Authority have rejected “smart cameras” at the Lion’s Gate entrance to the Temple Mount on Tuesday, calling on Israel to remove all new security implemented since the terror attacks over two weeks ago.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Israel of “exceeding the boundaries” regarding recent increases in security at the Temple Mount, calling to “defend Palestine just as we defend Mecca and Medina”.
The metal detectors, which are currently being taken down, will be replaced with “advanced security” technology that the Cabinet allocated 100 million NIS ($28 million). The project will take some six months to finish.
Amir gives a special update on the Temple Mount crisis and the terror attacks in Israel and Jordan, clarifying events amidst misleading media reports.
A 17-year old, Mohammed al-Juoda, stabbed the guard with a screwdriver, the guard shooting the assailant who later died from his wounds. A second Jordanian was also killed by stray fire.
The Arab League has called on Israel to remove its increased security from the entrance of the Temple Mount, the League accusing Israel of “Judaization” of Old City Jerusalem, claiming that Israel is trying to “change the status quo in the Holy City”.
Amir’s update from Sydney, Australia on the Temple Mount tensions in Jerusalem.
Prime Minister Netanyahu criticized the European Union for its conditional relations with Israel during a meeting with the Visegrad Group in Hungary on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Netanyahu traveled to Hungary Monday, meeting with Prime Minister Viktor Orban ahead of meetings with the prime ministers of Czech, Slovakia and Poland.
PM Netanyahu met with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Élysée Palace in Paris on Sunday as part of his tour to France and Hungary this week. Their meeting centered on bilateral relations, security and economic cooperation with both leaders addressing the press.