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  World   Middle East  26 Jul 2017  Israel: Detectors removed but worshippers avoid entering Temple Mount

Israel: Detectors removed but worshippers avoid entering Temple Mount

ANI
Published : Jul 26, 2017, 8:30 am IST
Updated : Jul 26, 2017, 8:30 am IST

People prayed at the entrance of the Al-Aqsa mosque compound without entering, in keeping with the Waqf religious trust's instructions.

 The Israeli decision to remove metal detectors came after a week of violent protests and international pressure. (Photo: AP)
  The Israeli decision to remove metal detectors came after a week of violent protests and international pressure. (Photo: AP)

Jerusalem: Despite Israel removing metal detectors from holy Temple Mount compound, Muslim worshippers on Tuesday evening refused to enter, thus continuing their boycott.

The worshippers prayed at the entrance of the Al-Aqsa mosque compound without entering, in keeping with the Waqf religious trust's instructions earlier in the day, reports the Haaretz.

 

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas supported the Waqf's position and expressed his unwavering support for Palestinians in Jerusalem.

Read: Palestinians angry after Israel shuts mosque

The Israeli decision to remove metal detectors came after a week of violent protests and international pressure. Instead of metal detectors, Israel plans to install unspecified advanced technologies and "smart inspection."

The detectors were installed following the deadly attack at the site, known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary. The compound houses the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock. Palestinians protested the move as a change to the longstanding status quo.

 

Tags: al-aqsa mosque, metal detectors, temple mount, muslims
Location: Israel, Jerusalem, Jerusalem