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Israeli security Cabinet meets to reconsider metal detectors at sacred Jerusalem plaza

Israeli security Cabinet meets to reconsider metal detectors at sacred Jerusalem plaza

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu huddled with Cabinet ministers Sunday to reconsider the placement of metal detectors at the entrance to a sacred Jerusalem plaza, which touched off a wave of deadly Palestinian unrest and a diplomatic crisis for Israel.

Palestinian leaders and Israel’s Arab neighbors have assailed the additional security measures — instituted a week ago after three Arab gunmen ambushed and killed two Israeli Druze policemen at the entrance to the esplanade outside Al Aqsa Mosque — as a unilateral move to tighten control over the site, which is holy to both Muslims and Jews.

Netanyahu’s government has also come under fire from some Israeli officials who warn...

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