Horrible. Not only does terrorism win, it wins big. What will the Muslims demand next of the Jews? Gd help us all.
The metal detectors were installed after Muslims opened fire on the Temple Mount and gunned down two Israeli police officers. Violent rioting ensued. A Jewish family was slaughtered at Shabbat dinner at their kitchen table by a Muslim carrying a Quran and a sword. The result: Israel is dismantling all security measures.
What’s the message? The more violent and savage you are, the more you will get.
Cameras come down along with metal detectors at Temple Mount
By Times of Israel staff and Agencies, July 25, 2017:
Work crews removed advanced security cameras along with metal detectors installed outside the Temple Mount in Jerusalem overnight Monday, in a bid to defuse rampant tensions that have set Jerusalem and the West Bank aflame in recent days. New metal barriers, for channeling people toward the entrance gates, remained in place.
The security measures had been set up last week in the wake of a terror attack at the holy site on July 14 in which terrorists used guns smuggled into the compound to kill two police officers standing guard nearby.
The removal of the new security measures followed an Israeli security cabinet decision to replace the metal detectors with security measures based on “advanced technologies,” allocating some NIS 100 million ($28 million) over a six-month period for the plan.
Reports indicated that the new technologies were a new set of advanced cameras that could detect hidden objects to replace the ones that were taken down overnight.
While reports came out quickly about the metal detectors being taken down in the early hours of Tuesday morning, the removal of the much smaller cameras went unnoticed until after dawn.
The much more visible metal detectors had formed the focus of protests over the security measures that Muslims said were a violation of the delicate status quo at the holy site; some demonstrations in Jerusalem, the West Bank and elsewhere had seen mockups of metal detectors burned in a sign of anger over the installation of the gateways.
Police confirmed that the detectors had been removed, but the spokesperson said she could not yet comment on the cameras.
The scaffolding on which the cameras had been installed remained in place on Tuesday morning; only the cameras themselves had been removed.
It was not immediately clear what security measures would be used to screen Muslim worshipers entering the Temple Mount, beyond spot checks by the Border Police officers who were still standing guard at the site.
Spokespeople for the police and for the Prime Minister’s Office did not respond to a request for comment.
Palestinian media reported that there were still some Muslim worshipers refusing to enter the Temple Mount complex in protest of Israel’s actions at the entrance to the holy site.