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Jordan wants live stream CCTV footage from Jerusalem shrine

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Posted at 7:48 AM, Oct 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-27 07:48:22-04

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A Jordanian official says Jordan wants footage from security cameras — to be installed in a Jerusalem shrine at the epicenter of Israeli-Palestinian violence — to be streamed on the Internet.

The official said Tuesday he expects cameras to be installed in "days, not weeks."

He says both Muslim clerics and Israeli police will for now monitor the images, but that "the ultimate goal is for the footage to be seen on the Internet, by everyone." He spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.

The shrine, revered by Muslims and Jews both, has been a lightning rod of clashing Israeli and Palestinian narratives.

The latest violence was triggered partly by Palestinian fears that Israel is expanding its presence at the site, a claim Israel has denied.

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