Jordan halts Jerusalem Al-Aqsa cameras project

A poster, calling for the destruction of CCTV cameras, is seen on a column at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem on April 8, 2016Jordan has decided not to install security cameras at Islam’s third holiest site, the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, because of some Palestinian doubts, Prime Minister Abdullah Nsur said Monday. “We have been surprised by the reactions of some who have made comments expressing their doubts about the aims of the project,” the official Petra news agency quoted Nsur as saying. “Because we respect the point of view of the Palestinians… we believe the project is no longer consensual, but a potential source of conflict, and have decided to end it,” he said.

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