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    Israel Removes Metal Detectors From Holy Site

    They were taking too high a toll. The introduction of new security at Haram al-Sharif, also known as the Temple Mount, sparked massive protests and led to the deaths of both Israelis and Palestinians. Now Israel’s security cabinet has decided to remove the machines, saying they’ll switch to technology like facial recognition cameras that may not be as intimidating to worshippers at the site, which is one of the world’s holiest places for both Jews and Muslims. Over the next six months, $28 million of security equipment will be installed.

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