jerusalem - Israel removes metal detectors at the entrance of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. They are replaced by other 'less intrusive technical means'.
Israel placed the metal detectors after an attack at one of the entrances of the Temple Mount. In addition, three Israeli Arabs killed two Israeli police officers. The perpetrators were shot dead. The gates were on the Palestinian side of the Temple Mount.
The arrival of metal detectors caused turmoil and riot among the Palestinian people. The Temple Mount with the Wailing Wall and the Al-Aqsa Mosque is a sacred place for Jews and Muslims.