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Israeli security cabinet: No decision on Jerusalem holy site

27 Juillet 2017

"Metal detectors and other restrictions should be immediately lifted and returned to the status quo". "As the summit term president of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation [OIC], I call for the worldwide community to act to immediate end practices that restrict freedom of worship".

The tensions began after the installation a week ago by Israel of metal detectors at the entrances to the esplanade of the Mosques, in the wake of an attack against the israeli police on the 14th of July.

"We will enable everybody to come and pray on the Temple Mount, but at the same time we will do whatever is necessary to maintain security of this important site", Israeli U.N. Ambassador Danny Danon said ahead of the meeting.

On 14 July, three israeli Arabs kill by bullets two israeli police in the old city of Jerusalem, before being hunted down and slaughtered on the esplanade of the Mosques.

As word spread of the decision, a few hundred Palestinians gathered to celebrate near an entrance to the Haram al-Sharif mosque compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount.

Incensed at what they perceive as a violation of delicate decades-old access arrangements at Islam's third-holiest site, many Palestinians have refused to go through the metal detectors, holding street prayers and often violent protests.

Clashes also flared in east Jerusalem and other Palestinian villages in the West Bank near Jerusalem on Saturday, police said. The jews can not enter at certain times and do not have the right to pray there.

Now, Egypt and Jordan, the two Arab nations that have signed a peace treaty with Israel, seek to remove the metal detectors and restore calm to the conflict-ridden city.

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Mr. Netanyahu has demanded on Sunday that the demolition of the house, in the occupied west bank, the Palestinian who stabbed and killed Friday three settlers to intervene " as soon as possible ". More than 2,000 mourners joined his funeral procession, and they chanted slogans in support of the Jerusalem shrine and portrayed him as a "martyr" who had defended Muslim rights.

Muslim religious leaders have alleged that Israel is trying to expand its control at the site under the guise of security - a claim Israel denies. Embassy staff, including the guard, returned to Israel late Monday, after a phone call between Netanyahu and Jordan's King Abdullah II.

The spike in tensions and the death of four Palestinians and the murder of three Israelis in violence on Friday and Saturday have triggered worldwide alarm and prompted the United Nations Security Council to convene a meeting to seek ways of calming the situation.

It also comes after one of US President Donald Trump s top aides, Jason Greenblatt, arrived in Israel for talks over the crisis and with the UN Middle East envoy warning of a further escalation.

In 2000, then Israeli opposition leader Ariel Sharon's visit to the compound helped ignite the second Palestinian intifada, or uprising, which lasted more than four years.

This decision aroused the anger of the Palestinians and Jordan, the guardian of the holy places of Jerusalem.

The spike in tensions and the deaths of three Israelis and four Palestinians in violence on Friday and Saturday raised global alarm and prompted a session of the United Nations Security Council to consider ways of defusing the crisis.

Israeli security cabinet: No decision on Jerusalem holy site