Israel Agrees to Remove Metal Detectors at Entrances to Aqsa Mosque Compound

The New York Times’s Isabel Kershner reports, “After days of violent protests, bloodshed and a diplomatic crisis with Jordan over the placement of metal detectors at the entrances to the Aqsa Mosque Compound in Jerusalem’s Old City, the Israeli government said early Tuesday it would remove them.” The metal detectors were installed after three Arab Israelis shot two Israeli Druze police officers guarding the compound on July 14. Kershner writes, “The metal detectors became the latest symbol of the broader struggle over ownership and control of the sacred site.”

Read at The New York Times

© 2011 Religion & Politics