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Israel installs new security cameras at Jerusalem holy site

Location: Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
July 23, 2017

A view of the new cameras installed outside Lions’ Gate, the main the entrance to the Al-Aqsa compound, as part of the security measures taken by the Israeli police in Jerusalem, 23 July 2017. Violent protests are expected to continue after Israeli authorities earlier had installed metal detectors and a new cameras at the entrance to the Al-Aqsa compound after a shooting attack carried out by Israeli Arabs on 14 July against Israeli police during which two Israeli policemen and three attackers were killed. The mufti of Jerusalem had called Palestinian Muslims not to go through the electronic gates and to reject all procedures that change the historic situation of the mosque. The measures reportedly were prohibiting Friday prayers for Muslims at the mosque for the first time in 48 years.

Credit: EPA

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