True to form Israel will cave
The government’s security cabinet is slated to hold a discussion Sunday regarding the mounting tensions between Israel and the Palestinians over the government’s decision to install metal detectors at the entrance to the Temple Mount complex in Jerusalem following last week’s deadly terror attack in which two Israeli policemen were killed by three Muslim terrorists.
Channel 10 reported Saturday night that Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan is expected to talk to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in order to check out alternatives to the metal detectors, including the option of using full body scanners but without conducting an invasive inspection of visitors to the site.
“In these days we are examining options and additional alternatives [to the metal detectors] that will ensure safety and prevent a terror attack from happening again,” Maj.-Gen. Yoav Poly Mordechai, Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, told BBC Arabic on Saturday night.
“We have ideas, including the removal of the magnometers which are solely a security solution, and we’ll see what the existing alternatives are,” he added.