Turkey urges Israel to remove shrine detectors

Turkey urges Israel to remove shrine detectors

"We value the continued custody of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on Al-Aqsa mosque and the holy places in Jerusalem and the Holy Land, which guarantees the right for all Muslims to free access and worship to Al-Aqsa according to the prevailing status quo".

The Israeli security establishment is preparing for the massive Friday prayer service at Al-Aqsa, which will most likely lead to violent clashes with security forces near the Temple Mount.

"Security measures continue today in Jerusalem's Old City and around the Temple Mount area", Rosenfeld said in a statement. Tel Aviv argues that the security upgrades will prevent weapons from being brought to the Temple Mount as referred to by Jews. He said that several talks were held over the past few days about the metal detectors with the Israeli security and defense officials.

Israeli Police fired shots in an attempt to disperse people protesting against the mosque closure and restrictions for Muslims to enter the mosque.

"The situation is very fragile and sensitive", said Yesh Atid MK Yaakov Peri, a former head of Israel's Shin Bet security agency, in comments distributed by The Israel Project.

"We should look at the facts and the truth - the installation of metal detectors does not constitute any change in the status quo".




The compound site is holy to both Muslims, who revered it as the Noble Sanctuary, and Jews, who know it as the Temple Mount.

Authorities made a decision to open only two of the 10 gates at the Old City on Sunday after security arrangements were beefed up by putting up checkpoints, metal detectors and surveillance cameras at the compound gates.

Israeli authorities say most of the Palestinians killed were carrying out knife, gun or car-ramming attacks. No further information was immediately available on the attacker's identity. The measures were in reaction to the July 14 shooting that claimed the lives of two border policemen.

The army fears that clashes could erupt on Friday, as Muslims make their way to the Temple Mount for prayers. Proposals to change security measures at the compound have sparked controversy in the past.

The return to the site marks the first time that Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount are not under scrutiny by guards for the Muslim Waqf, the Islamic trust that oversees the holy site, since Muslims are boycotting the site over the presence of the metal detectors.

Related Articles

  • Heroic dog Storm saves fawn from drowning

    Heroic dog Storm saves fawn from drowning

    Mark Freeley was strolling with his dogs on a Long Island beach in NY , when his dog, Storm , noticed something in the water. When the animal was taken to a vet to get checked out it was found to be covered in ticks and had an eye injury.
    No, Conor McGregor Didn't Get Knocked Out In Training By Brandon Rios

    No, Conor McGregor Didn't Get Knocked Out In Training By Brandon Rios

    CONOR MCGREGOR was NOT knocked out in a sparring session ahead of his boxing blockbuster against Floyd Mayweather . That likely won't change based on rumors emerging from his training camp.
    Narendra Modi seeks Tamil Nadu MLAs' support for NDA's vice-presidential nominee

    Narendra Modi seeks Tamil Nadu MLAs' support for NDA's vice-presidential nominee

    Besides being the Union Minister for Urban Development, Venkaiah Naidu had been seen as the voice of Telugu states at the centre. He was a swayamsevak in the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and joined Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad during his college days.
  • Turkish deputy PM condemns remarks by German FM

    Turkish deputy PM condemns remarks by German FM

    Ankara rejects complaints about the jailing of German Peter Steudtner and five other activists accused of links to terror groups. Schaefer also mentioned the ongoing detention of German reporter Mesale Tolu, who has been in Turkish custody since April.
    Mercedes X-Class Unveiled, Looks To Upstage The VW Amarok

    Mercedes X-Class Unveiled, Looks To Upstage The VW Amarok

    Daimler anticipates that demand for mid-sized trucks will grow by 43 per cent over the next decade to around 3.2 million units. Customers can choose between a rear-wheel or all-wheel-drive and a six speed manual or a seven speed automatic transmission.
    Elliot Facing A Possible Suspension

    Elliot Facing A Possible Suspension

    In his first season with the Cowboys , Elliott lived up to the billing of being taken fourth overall in the 2016 draft. A spokesperson for the Dallas Police Department said no arrests have been reported in connection with the incident .
  • Google Improves the Feed Experience of the Google App

    Google Improves the Feed Experience of the Google App

    The Google feed (lowercase?) instead looks at what's popular around your town and the world, tying you closer to your community. Google has announced it is improving its "feed experience" introduced in December by tailoring it to your likes and interests.
    RiverDogs OF Rutherford traded to the White Sox

    RiverDogs OF Rutherford traded to the White Sox

    The potential acquisition of Frazier comes amid rumors that NY was interested in Oakland Athletics first baseman Yonder Alonso. Robertson was once the closer for the Yankees and will be paid $12 million this season and due $13 million for next season.
    Infamous 86-year-old Thief Doris Payne Arrested Again

    Infamous 86-year-old Thief Doris Payne Arrested Again

    Notorious jewel thief Doris Payne was arrested Monday for allegedly shoplifting at an Atlanta-area Walmart, NBC News reported . Payne claimed she had taken medication before coming to the store and just forgot to pay for the items.
  • Trump's voter panel responds to privacy group's lawsuit

    Trump's voter panel responds to privacy group's lawsuit

    Just days after assuming office, Trump vowed a major investigation into the millions of "illegal" votes he claimed were cast. Other members pointed to America's aging voting infrastructure.
    MAadhar app launched….get details here

    MAadhar app launched….get details here

    All you need is the mobile number registered with your Aadhaar card and a smartphone running on Android 5.0 and upper versions. The mAadhaar app is now in the beta stage and will be adding up a number of the features in the future.
    Deadline passes without a long-term deal between Washington and Kirk Cousins

    Deadline passes without a long-term deal between Washington and Kirk Cousins

    The Redskins placed the franchise tag on Cousins in February to prevent him from becoming an unrestricted free agent. CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Just over a week before training camp opens, the Carolina Panthers have no general manager.