Abdullah ibn Abdulaziz al Saud

Israel removes metal detectors from holy site entrance

Israel began removing metal detectors from entrances to a major Jerusalem shrine early Tuesday morning to defuse a crisis over the site that angered the Muslim world and triggered some of the worst Israeli-Palestinian clashes in years.

The Israeli security Cabinet had met for a second straight day Monday to find an alternative to the metal detectors, which were installed following a deadly Palestinian attack at the holy site.

Associated Press photos showed a worker dismantling one of the devices at Lions Gate before 2:00 a.m.

"The Security Cabinet accepted the recommendation of all of the security bodies to incorporate security measures based on advanced...

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