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July 19, 2017 5:32 pm

Algemeiner Editor-in-Chief: New Temple Mount Security Measures ‘Responsible Governance’ on Israel’s Part After Terror Attack

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Algemeiner Editor-in-Chief Dovid Efune. Photo: Screenshot.

Following last Friday’s terrorist attack at the Temple Mount in which two Israeli policemen were killed, Palestinian leaders have been seeking to “rile up” their public, the editor-in-chief of The Algemeiner said during an appearance on i24 News on Tuesday.

The demands being made that Israel remove the metal detectors it put in place at the entrances to the Temple Mount following the incident are “undermining the rights of people to be safe and secure,” Dovid Efune stated during a debate with Mai Abdul Rahman — the president of the American Palestinian Women’s Association — on the “Crossroads” program, which is hosted by David Shuster and Michelle Makori.

Efune called the increased security measures at the sensitive hilltop holy site “responsible governance” on Israel’s part.

Furthermore, he noted, the status quo that has prevailed on the Temple Mount since 1967 has not changed.

“Everything remains the same, except it’s a little bit more secure,” Efune said.

Watch the full exchange below:

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  • robert Davis

    These security measures will show arabs the red line has been past and they can’t keep provoking Israel. In the meantime let them show up their asses in the open air until all arab presence on Temple Mount is prohibited. But that would still not be enough. What’s needed to stop the conflict is their transfer over to jordan no matter what they say or threaten.

  • The metal detectors at Temple Mount entrances are a common sense approach to ensuring safety. Despite Arab pressure, Israel knows how to best secure the Temple Mount.