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0202 – Points of View from Jerusalem


“The so-called Israeli Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan visits Bab Al-Amoud [Damascus Gate] to view the [new] guard tower installed there.”

– Al-Quds News Network

[Translation of video:]

“The so-called Israeli Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan visits Damascus Gate accompanied by heavy security to see the latest developments, changes, and Judaization of the gate; this includes imposing watchtowers to allow Occupation forces to monitor [Palestinian] residents, and, according to Occupation police, to arrest anyone intending on carrying out an attack.
Gilad Erdan’s visit is a new and provocative step, and Occupation police are preventing us [reporters] from getting any closer as he tours near the steps of Damascus Gate. This is the watchtower Erdan is inspecting at the moment, according to statements from police, and he is also looking at the newly installed security cameras in the area [..]”

0202 Editor’s Note:
Israel has recently been installing new security measures at Damascus Gate, one of the main gates leading to the old city of Jerusalem and which is mainly used by Palestinian residents. Palestinians perceive this as an extremely provocative act to further impose Israeli sovereignty over the city. For a previous 0202 post about the new watchtower installations, see: https://goo.gl/HCthpx

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