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After Cabinet Decision, Israel Begins Removing Metal Detectors From Temple Mount, Haaretz

Israel’s security cabinet decided during a meeting on Monday night to remove the metal detectors installed at the entrances to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The metal detectors have aroused a wave of protests among Palestinians in Jerusalem and the West Bank, which have echoed across the Arab world. Security forces were already seen removing at least some of the metal detectors late on Monday night. A senior Israeli official who attended the cabinet meeting, which lasted around four hours, noted that the metal detectors “will be replaced by advanced technological means” that will enable “smart inspection” throughout Jerusalem’s Old City to ensure the security of visitors to the Temple Mount compound.

Israel-Jordan Embassy Crisis Ends: Diplomats Evacuated, Cross Border Into Israel, Haaretz

After more than 24 hours, the crisis between Israel and Jordan surrounding the embassy in Amman concluded. According to the Prime Minister’s Office, shortly before 11:00 P.M., all Israeli diplomats from the embassy, headed by Ambassador Einat Schlain, arrived in Israel via the Allenby Crossing. Among the contingent includes the security guard wounded in Sunday night’s stabbing attack. A senior Israeli official noted that a solution was found during Shin Bet chief Nadav Argaman’s visit to Amman that enabled the release of the security guard and the evacuation of the embassy’s Israeli staff.

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