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Netanyahu has decided to restore access to the temple mount

On Saturday evening, July 15, the office of the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement on that, decided to resume the visits of pilgrims and tourists to the temple mount.

According to published information, the decision was made by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after a telephone consultation with the representatives of power structures. The meeting was attended by internal security Minister Gilad Erdan, the inspector General of police, Roni Alsheikh, head of the General security service (SHABAK) Jacob Argaman and head of the Jerusalem district police Yoram And levy.

In accordance with the decision taken at the entrance to the temple mount will be installed metal detectors. Cameras located outside the Temple mount, will record everything that happens on its territory.

«In the future, further steps will be taken to ensure security on the Temple mount», — stated in the message of the Prime Minister’s office.

Recall that on the morning of 14 July, three terrorists who came to the temple mount opened fire on law enforcement officers, then tried to hide in one of the mosques.

The Israeli security forces during the pursuit, eliminated the attackers. They had discovered two home-made pistol-machine gun «Carl Gustav» and another gun.

According to eyewitnesses, one of the terrorists, which was considered neutralized, at some point, stood up and tried to attack police officers, then was shot.

The commander of the patrol division MAGICIAN for security on the Temple mount hail Satui and patrol Kamil Sanan in critical condition was taken to the hospital, «Hadassah Ar and Tsofim». Despite all efforts of doctors, they died.

A day later, commenting on the attack on the Temple mount, the Arab League issued a statement calling for «immediate open mosque «al-Aqsa» and stop attempts to change the status quo in Jerusalem.»

According to the statement of the Arab League, Israel’s actions can have dangerous consequences for the region, the Arab countries and the Islamic world. The Arab League also expressed support for «the residents of East Jerusalem to the Palestinians, takes a stand to defend «al-Aqsa».

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Netanyahu has decided to restore access to the temple mount 16.07.2017

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