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King of Jordan: Temple Mount Camera Feeds Will Go to My Palace, Not Israel

“The LORD is in His holy temple; the LORD’S throne is in heaven; His eyes behold, His eyelids test the sons of men.” (Psalm 11:4)


His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan told a delegation of the Jerusalem Waqf charity which runs the Temple Mount compound, clerics, and Muslim and Christian residents of eastern Jerusalem that the CCTV cameras, to be installed on the Temple Mount in six weeks, will send their feed directly to his office in Amman, and not to any Israeli agency, reporter Gal Berger tweeted Thursday. According to Berger, the king mentioned the possibility of running the feed on the internet in the future.

Speaking about the installation of surveillance cameras to monitor the Al Aqsa Mosque and the Temple Mount area, which he insisted would be used primarily to make sure that no Israeli violations are committed, according to Jordan Times, King Abdullah said that each time a Jordanian position is declared, there are skeptics.

He insisted that the surveillance camera project is a Jordanian initiative, to be carried out by the Waqf, in cooperation with “our Palestinian brothers.”

The cameras will be installed to provide monitoring of the entire area of the Temple Mount, the King said.

However, he reassured his guests, “to be clear with you, there will be no surveillance cameras inside the mosque, but the issue requires — according to experts — a period extending to six weeks. It is better to have the surveillance system operating in


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