Israeli-Jordanian diplomatic crisis: Metal detectors to be removed from Temple Mount for security guard’s return?

The Israeli government is expected to agree with the Jordanian’s demand to remove the metal detectors at the Temple Mount for the return of the Israeli security guard who shot a Jordanian dead.
Will the metal detectors be removed? Photo Credit: Channel 2 News

The Israeli Security Cabinet will to convene tonight (Monday) in order to discuss alternative solutions to the metal detectors installed at the Temple Mount. The cabinet is expected to agree to a proposal, according to which the Jordanians will allow the Israeli security guard to be released in return for the removal of the metal detectors from the Temple Mount.

As reported earlier by JOL, it was released for publication that Shin Bet Chief Nadav Argaman was the senior level Israeli security official sent to Jordan in an attempt to end the diplomatic crisis between the two countries. Argaman met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and updated him about developments in the negotiation process to bring the Israeli embassy’s security guard home.

Later today, Netanyahu is supposed to speak with Jordanian King Abdullah II, who is currently on a tour of the US West Coast.

Earlier today, Netanyahu said that he promised the security guard that Israel will make sure that he is returned home. “We are experienced in this,” he added.

“I spoke last night twice with Israeli Ambassador to Jordan Einat Schlein and the security guard,” he added. “I got the impression that she is handling the situation well there. I told them both that we are in constant contact with security and government officials in Amman at all levels in order to bring about the quickest possible end to the situation.”

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