The command of the Central district has cancelled the holiday in the five battalions of the IDF, stationed in Judea and Samaria. According to published information, the military will be in a constant state of readiness in the event of unrest in connection with the tensions in the area of the Temple mount.
The final decision regarding the vacation of the soldiers will be taken only on the morning of 21 July, following the regular assessment of the operational environment.
Sources in the security system, the words quoted by the Walla, noted that the events around the Temple mount can lead to outbreak of riots throughout Judea and Samaria.
As previously reported, in recent days, negotiations with the US about ending the crisis over the Temple mount. According to published information, one of the proposals is the removal of metal detectors, however, the preservation of the regime of thorough inspections of people going to the temple mount. The representative of Fatah Hatem Abed al-Qader said that the United States put pressure on Israel, demanding to accept the offer. According to him, the United States intervened in the process of resolving the crisis at the request of Jordan and Saudi Arabia. The representative of Fatah added that Israel must give an answer before the evening of 19 July.
Yesterday it was reported that Israel is weighing the possibility of saving the metal detectors at Temple mount, however, use them for checks only those who is suspicious. The WAQF and the Palestinian Arabs are demanding the complete lifting of the detectors.
19 July, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on a visit to Hungary, held a telephone consultation with heads of power structures. The office of the Prime Minister rejected the information that was discussed the possibility of lifting the metal detectors. Some media reported that the General security service (Shin bet) has recommended Benjamin Netanyahu to remove the metal detectors from the Temple mount in order to avoid amplification of Arab riots.
The police insisted that checks have been carried out on the Temple mount.