This is a terrible decision, a terrible precedent. Muslims rioted, murdered innocent people, and fulminated against Jews and Israel worldwide, and the Israelis gave them what they wanted. Message: jihad terror works. And that only ensures that we will see much more of it.
“Israel to replace metal detectors in Jerusalem with smart surveillance,” Reuters, July 24, 2017:
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel on Tuesday decided to remove metal detectors it had placed at the entrance to a holy site in Jerusalem’s Old City and replace them with smart, less obtrusive surveillance means, a cabinet statement said.
Israel installed metal detectors at entry points to Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem after two police officers were fatally shot on July 14, triggering the bloodiest clashes between Israelis and Palestinians in years.
The spike in tensions and the deaths of three Israelis and four Palestinians in violence on Friday and Saturday have triggered international alarm and prompted the United Nations Security Council to convene a meeting to seek ways of calming the situation.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet voted to remove the metal detector gates after a meeting lasting several hours convening for a second time on Monday after they had broken off discussions a day earlier….