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>> Palestinians dancing and singing in the streets of Jerusalem after Israel removed the last vestiges of recently installed security apparatus from the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third most important site in Islam.
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e security barriers triggered a dispute between Palestinians and Israelis shown in violent clashes between Muslim protesters and Israeli police in the streets and by increased tensions between their respective governments.
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But as Reuters Luke Baker in Jerusalem explains, the Palestinians appear to have emerged triumphant.>> This does, on the face of it, look like quite a significant victory for the Palestinians. Israel has effectively climbed down in this sort for face off. It's been ten days of very great tension really in the city.
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Some of the worst bloodshed Jerusalem has seen in a number of years. So in deciding, first of all to remove metal detectors a couple of days ago and now having taken a further step to remove security cameras and other metal barriers that were formed extra layers of security.
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This does look like quite a substantial u-turn, if you like, by Israel.>> Israel installed the metal detectors at the compound, which is sacred to both Jews and Muslims. After the shooting of two Israeli police officers by an Arab Israeli gunman who had smuggled weapons inside. Furious Palestinian authorities said that decision imperiled a delicate status quo that has governed the site for decades.
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And Muslim protesters refused to enter the mosque instead praying in nearby streets.>>
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> But with all the security measures now removed, Muslim elders are urging the faithful to once again venture inside Al-Aqsa ancient walls. Netanyahu apparently succumbing to the weight of international pressure from the United Nations, the United States and other countries in the region.
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>> There is criticism from within Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government from the right wing within his cabinet saying that this is affected the Israel>> A lot to smile about for these Palestinians then. Netanyahu maybe considerably less cheery.