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October 26, 2015 6:37 am

Palestinian Officials Reject Plan to Install Security Cameras at Al-Aqsa Mosque

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The Temple Mount complex in Jerusalem. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The Temple Mount complex in Jerusalem. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Guardian – Benjamin Netanyahu has said he hopes an agreement to maintain the status quo on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem will reduce tensions that have triggered serious violence in recent weeks, but Palestinian leaders quickly dismissed a plan to install security cameras in the al-Aqsa Mosque.

The Israeli prime minister told cabinet colleagues on Sunday that a statement agreed with the US and Jordan affirmed that there would be no changes to longstanding rules about access for Jews to the ever sensitive religious compound – al-Haram al-Sharif for Muslims and Har HaBayit for Jews – in east Jerusalem.

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