Jordan: Cameras to be Installed on Temple Mount to Document Israeli ‘Violations’

TEL AVIV - An Israeli court on Monday ruled that Jewish visitors to Jerusalem's Temple Mount compound may chant "Am Yisrael Chai" ("The people of Israel live"), since it constitutes a patriotic exclamation rather than a religious prayer and is therefore not in violation of the ban on uttering Jewish prayers …
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The Jerusalem Post reports:

Surveillance cameras will be installed at the Temple Mount in the coming days, Jordanian Minister of State for Information Mohamed al-Mumani announced over the weekend.

He said that the cameras were not intended to help Israel arrest Palestinian men and women who have been protesting visits by Jews to the site.

The decision to install the cameras was reached under the auspices of US Secretary of State John Kerry late last year as part of a deal to end tensions at the Temple Mount.

Al-Mumani said that the cameras would document Israeli “violations and incursions to Islamic holy sites and allow 1.7 billion Muslims to follow online what’s happening at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.”

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