Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Out of Focus

Jordanian source revealed that Israel still refuses to allow Jordan to install surveillance cameras inside the Temple Mount...Jordan recently asked the United States mediation to force Israel to agree to be installed.
According to the understandings, which has between Jordan, Israel and...Secretary of State John Kerry, to stop the Jordanian escalation against violations of settlers against the Temple Mount, it was agreed that Jordan is installing surveillance cameras inside the Temple Mount Sharif is responsible for documenting violations...these cameras will be linked via the "online" direct and secure line with the Ministry's headquarters in Amman.
The source said that the ministry will mandate-holder in the control and surveillance (CONTROL) on these cameras and archive records...

and furthermore,

The understandings included only allow Muslims to pray al-Aqsa, while allowing the Jews to visit him.

To remind us:

The United States on Saturday [Oct 24, 2015] proposed steps, including 24-hour video surveillance, to end weeks of violence over a Jerusalem site holy to Muslims and Jews.

Speaking in Amman after meeting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Jordan's King Abdullah, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Israel had embraced "an excellent suggestion" by the king, who is the custodian of the site within Jerusalem's walled Old City, for round-the-clock monitoring.

Kerry said Israel had also given assurances it had no intention of changing the status quo at the al-Aqsa mosque compound that is the third holiest site in Islam. Muslims refer to the site as the Noble Sanctuary, or Haram al-Sharif, Jews call it Temple Mount.

In a detailed statement, Netanyahu said Israel recognized "the importance of the Temple Mount to peoples of all three monotheistic faiths... and reaffirms its commitment to upholding unchanged the status quo of the Temple Mount, in word and in practice."

He echoed Kerry's statement that Israel would enforce its long-standing policy under which Muslims may pray at the site but Jews, Christians and members of other faiths may only visit but not pray, and that Israel had no intention of dividing up the compound.

Kerry said that Israeli and Jordanian officials would meet soon to work out the details of the video monitoring.

It was a good idea, though.


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