24 Jul '17, 4am

Israel under pressure over holy site, shooting at Amman embassy

Israel under pressure over holy site, shooting at Amman embassy

Israel faced mounting pressure Monday over tougher security at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site after a shooting at its embassy in Jordan raised further concerns following a weekend of deadly unrest. It was not immediately clear whether the incident in Amman on Sunday -- in which two Jordanian men were killed and an Israeli seriously injured -- was linked to the dispute over the Jerusalem compound. But it came after new security measures were implemented at the Haram al-Sharif mosque compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, prompting violence that left eight people dead, with fears of further unrest. Israeli officials signalled they may be open to relaxing security measures at the holy site after metal detectors were installed at entrances following an attack that killed two policemen. The UN Security Council will hold closed-door talks Monday about the spiralling viole...

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