Jordanian officials slam PA for rejecting offer to install cameras; Western Wall Rabbi urges Jews to return
Jordanian and Israeli officials have agreed to install surveillance camera within days at the flashpoint Temple Mount complex, with the goal of streaming the footage live on the internet.
While the details are yet to be completely worked out between Israeli officials and the Islamic Trust, or Waqf -the site’s Jordanian controlled administrator-, US Secretary of State John Kerry had announced Saturday that both sides had agreed on new measures covering the compound, including the 24-hour security cameras.
A senior Jordanian government official told The Associated Press that the cameras will be installed in “days, not weeks” and that for now, Muslim clerics and Israeli officials will monitor the feed, but that “the ultimate goal is for the footage to be seen on the Internet, by everyone.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday said that “the cameras will transmit to us and to the people at the Waqf. But I don’t rule out that ultimately it will be transmitted everywhere. We have nothing to hide and transparency there is good for us.”
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