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Israel removes Jerusalem metal detectors, Palestinians reject new measures


JERUSALEM Israel removed metal detectors from entrances to the Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City on Tuesday in favour of CCTV cameras, hoping to calm days of bloodshed, but Palestinians said the modified security measures were still unacceptable.


Iran-linked cyber spies use simple yet effective hacks - report 4:04pm BST

TEL AVIV A cyber spying group with links to Iran and active for the past four years is targeting countries including Israel, Saudi Arabia, Germany and the United States, security researchers said on Tuesday.


Jordanians protest against Israel at funeral of shot teenager 3:07pm BST

AMMAN Several thousand Jordanians urged their government on Tuesday to close the Israeli embassy in Amman and scrap an unpopular peace treaty during the funeral of a young Jordanian shot dead by an Israeli security guard in the embassy.


Turkey's Erdogan says Israel will suffer most from Aqsa dispute 12:30pm BST

ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday Israel would pay a price for a dispute over security measures it imposed at the entrance to Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.


Israeli embassy staff in Jordan returned to Israel 24 Jul 2017

JERUSALEM/AMMAN The staff of Israel's embassy in Jordan, including a security guard involved in a shooting incident in which two Jordanians were killed, returned to Israel from Amman on Monday, an official from the Israeli prime minister's office said.


Israel says Jerusalem mosque metal detectors to stay 24 Jul 2017

JERUSALEM Israel said on Sunday it would not remove metal detectors whose installation outside a major Jerusalem mosque has triggered the bloodiest clashes with the Palestinians in years, but could eventually reduce their use. | Video

What's the issue with metal detectors in Jerusalem? 24 Jul 2017

JERUSALEM For 10 days, Jerusalem has been in the grip of the worst bloodshed for years over Israel's decision to install metal detectors at the entrance to the Old City's holy compound.


Arab League chief says Israel 'playing with fire' over Jerusalem 23 Jul 2017

CAIRO The Arab League has warned Israel is "playing with fire" over the "red line" of Jerusalem and its foreign ministers will hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday over Israeli-Palestinian violence, according to statements on Sunday.


Israeli raid, Jerusalem clashes ratchet tensions higher 22 Jul 2017

JERUSALEM Israel sent extra troops into the occupied West Bank on Saturday and its police broke up a crowd of stone-throwing Palestinians in Jerusalem as international concern mounted over the deadliest outbreak of violence between the two sides for years. | Video


Six dead in worst Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed for years 21 Jul 2017

JERUSALEM Six people were killed on Friday in the bloodiest spate of Israeli-Palestinian violence for years, prompted by new security Israeli measures at Jerusalem's holiest site.