Kerry: Israel okays 24-hour video cameras on Temple Mount
After talks with Abbas and Abdullah, secretary of state says new security measures also planned to calm tensions over holy site
The steps include round-the-clock video monitoring and Israel reaffirming Jordan’s special and historic role as custodian of the site, known to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif or the Noble Sanctuary, Kerry said.
The secretary said that the prime minister had agreed to “an excellent suggestion by King Abdullah to provide 24-hour video coverage of all sites” in the compound. “This will provide comprehensive visibility and transparency and that could really be a game changer in discouraging anybody from disturbing the sanctity of the holy site.”
The top American diplomat’s visit to the region is part of efforts to reduce the weeks-long cycle of violence between Israel and Palestinians. Kerry, Abbas and the king were exploring ideas, first raised during a Thursday (Oct, 22, 2015) meeting in Berlin between the American diplomat and Netanyahu, on how to defuse the situation. Following his meeting with Netanyahu, Kerry said he was cautiously optimistic about calming the situation. He has also said he would like to see clarity in the rules governing access to the Temple Mount…
Israel and Jordan strike deal on Jerusalem holy site
…Israel and Jordan have agreed on moves aimed at reducing tensions surrounding a prominent holy site in Jerusalem, US Secretary of State John Kerry says.
Mr Kerry, who is on a tour of the region, met Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and King Abdullah of Jordan in Amman on Saturday (Oct, 24, 2015).
"All the violence and the incitement to violence must stop. Leaders must lead,'' Mr Kerry told reporters.
The steps he announced include round-the-clock video monitoring and Israel's agreement to reaffirm Jordan's historic role as custodian of the religious complex. …
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nations shall see
their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.
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28: And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up,
and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
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nations shall see…
And when these things begin to come to pass
…then look up,
and lift up your heads;
for your redemption draweth nigh.