Middle East

Israel puts in CCTV after mosque violence


Jarrod Sierocki

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) released footage on July 22 reported to show a raid on the residence of Omar Alabed, accused of stabbing three people to death in Halamish, West Bank, on July 21. The Times of Israel reported that the raid resulted in the arrest of Alabed’s brother, suspected of aiding in the attack. The attack occurred during heightened tensions over security procedures at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa Mosque. Credit: Israel Defense Forces via Storyful

Palestinian Muslim worshippers pray outside Lions’ Gate, a main entrance to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City. Picture: AFP

ISRAEL has installed new security cameras at the entrance to a sensitive Jerusalem holy site, as officials began indicating it was considering “alternatives” to the metal detectors at the contested shrine that set off a weekend of violence.

Israel set up the new security measures last week after Arab gunmen opened fire from the shrine, killing two Israeli policemen. It said they wer…

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