Tensions remained high in Al-Quds, a day after Israel removed metal detectors from entrances to the Aqsa Mosque compound in Al-Quds in favour of CCTV cameras, hoping to calm days of bloodshed, but Palestinians said the modified security measures were still unacceptable.

Israel installed the detectors at entry points to Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Al-Quds after two police guards were fatally shot on July 14, setting off the bloodiest clashes between Israelis and Palestinians in years.

The spike in tensions and the deaths of three Israelis and four Palestinians in violence last week raised international alarm and prompted a session of the united nations security council to consider ways of defusing the crisis.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and the senior Muslim cleric who oversees Al-Aqsa compound both dismissed the new Israeli measures and demanded all of them be removed.

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