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With its Arab neighbors uncharacteristically quiet, Israel seeks to stem crisis

With its Arab neighbors uncharacteristically quiet, Israel seeks to stem crisis

Seeking to defuse rising tensions with Muslims over access to a holy shrine in Jerusalem, the Israeli Cabinet announced early Tuesday that it would remove metal detectors it had placed at the entrance to the site after a deadly attack by Israeli Arab gunmen there this month.

Photographs posted on Twitter showed the metal detectors coming down shortly after the announcement.

They will be replaced with high-tech “smart inspection” equipment, the prime minister’s office said in a statement. Israeli media had reported that the government was considering high-resolution cameras that could detect hidden objects.

Until the new equipment is installed, the statement said,...

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