From Ammon News:
Installing cameras at the Al-Aqsa Mosque/Al-Haram al-Sharif will enable 1.7 billion Muslims across the globe to remain in touch with the holy shrine and those taking care of it, State Minister of Media Affairs, Muhammad Momani, said on Wednesday.From the articles I've seen, the footage from the cameras will not be public, but will be monitored by both Israeli and Jordanian security.
The minister, who is also government spokesman, said the cameras will put an end to violations by extremist Israeli settlers, explaining that the cameras will not be installed at praying places at the holy shrine and this is a clear evidence that the cameras are meant to monitor moves by extremist Jews and not to monitor Muslim worshippers.
Momani added that the installation of the cameras will refute Israeli claims that "Palestinian rioting" is to blame for their provocations and violations against the holy shrine by Israeli police and extremists. The minister emphasized that the cameras and the footage they will provide will help Jordan document Israeli violations and pursue legal action at international arenas.
He noted that Israeli right-wing groups oppose the installation of cameras at the holy shrine because this measure will strengthen the Jordanian presence at the holy site.
I have not seen any Israeli object to the cameras. On the contrary, Israelis want to have more cameras, including in the Al Aqsa mosque itself, because that is where rioters often stockpile rocks and fireworks, as their own videos have shown. Their backing down on that demand is seen as a great victory for Jordan.
In other words, Momani is doing pure spin. There is no danger of the cameras catching Jews doing anything provocative because there have been people videoing the Jews visiting for years and they never found any unprovoked actions (unless you consider silent prayer to be an obscene provocation.)
I would love for high resolution footage to be live-streamed from multiple angles 24/7. And archived.
Here is the latest video of those stormin' "settlers" from yesterday:
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