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Israel removes intrusive 'security' measures, Al-Aqsa reopens

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July 27, 2017 at 4:26 pm

Palestinians pray outside the Al-Aqsa compound in protest to the security measures placed on the holy site in Jerusalem on July 26, 2017 [Mahmoud İbrahem/Anadolu Agency]

Celebrations were held at Al-Aqsa today as Israeli occupation forces removed their intrusive ‘security’ measures. Israel had setup metal detectors and advanced surveillance cameras at the doors of Al-Aqsa on 16 July 2017, a move that was rejected by Palestinians who saw this as a change to the status quo at the Islamic holy site and a step towards its Judaisation. After two weeks of protests and sit-ins, Israel reversed its decision and Palestinians returned to Al-Aqsa today.