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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary in Response to Reports the Government of Israel has Removed Metal Detectors and Cameras from Temple Mount/Haram al Sharif

Israel has removed the recently installed magnetometers and cameras, despite the demonstrated need to enhance security at the Temple Mount/Haram al Sharif in the wake of the murder of two Israeli police officers at the site on July 14.  The United States applauds the efforts of Israel to maintain security while reducing tensions in the region.