Israel Installs Security Cameras Outside Temple Mount

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The Times of Israel reports: The Israel Police overnight Saturday-Sunday installed new surveillance measures at the Lions’ Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem, the main access point for Muslim worshipers to the adjacent Temple Mount compound.

The Lions’ Gate was the scene of a deadly terror attack on July 14 in which three Arab Israeli gunmen shot and killed two Israeli police officers, after smuggling firearms into the compound. The deadly attack prompted Israel to install metal detectors to prevent further violence, enraging Muslim worshipers and setting off increasingly violent mass protests.

The new entranceway, set up overnight, will see security forces escort worshipers through fenced-off sleeves that bring them past sophisticated surveillance cameras. The cameras are able to identify suspects carrying weapons without the use of metal detectors, Hebrew media reported.

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