Palestinians Cheer as Israeli Trucks Leave Al-Aqsa Area with Security Installations

Palestinians celebrate outside the Lions Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem on July 27 2017 after more Israeli barriers were removed from the Temple Mount -.AFP photo.


Jerusalem, MINA – Thousands of Palestinians waiting outside Lions Gate cheered early Thursday morning as trucks loaded with the metal detector infrastructures, which Israel had set up outside the gate leading to Al-Aqsa Mosque, were leaving the area.

According to the Palestinian News and Information Agency, WAFA, Israel removed the installations following strong protests inside and outside Jerusalem and after people insisted on resisting them at all costs.

“Police first placed metal detectors, which were also quickly removed following wide spread protests, then planned to set up X-ray vision cameras and built the infrastructure for them, which were also removed on Thursday,” the agency said.

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It explained that Palestinians look at the removal of the installations as a victory in their two-week long battle against Israeli changes at the Islamic holy site.

“Palestinians insist on returning the situation at the gates to Al-Aqsa Mosque to the way it was before the Israeli infringement started on July 14th before they would return life at the gates to the mosque to normal,” added WAFA. (T/RS5/RS1)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)