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Missteps at the Temple Mount

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Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 7:28 am

If Israel wants to install metal detectors at entrances to the Temple Mount in an effort to stem the periodic eruption of violence at that holy site, it should be able to do so without sparking worldwide anger and condemnation. But that is not to be.

We’ve all grown accustomed to walking through metal detectors at airports, at sporting events and as we enter many public and private office buildings. We even get wanded or searched at amusement parks and other large, public venues. The same is true for most cultural and religious sites throughout the Middle East. But that was not the case at the Temple Mount, where the Islamic Waqf — which administers the site under Jordanian custodianship — has not been heavily focused on security.

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