Israel to install 500 security cameras in Al-Quds
By Qais Abu Samra, Thursday, May 22, 2014
AL-QUDS – Israeli police have unveiled plans to install 500 new security cameras in Al-Quds (occupied East Jerusalem) at a total cost of 100 million shekels ($29 million), the Israeli radio reported.
The three-year project would see cameras installed to cover the area spanning from the French Hill settlement in the north of the Old City to Har Homa settlement in the south, the broadcaster said.
According to the Israeli police, the move aims to "boost a sense of security among residents of the city and its visitors."
Sacred to both Muslims and Jews, Al-Quds is home to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which for Muslims represents the world's third holiest site.
Palestinians accuse Israel of waging an aggressive campaign to "Judaize" Al-Quds with the aim of effacing its Arab and Islamic identity. They also insist that Israeli settlement building must stop before a comprehensive peace agreement can be reached.
International law considers the West Bank and Al-Quds occupied territories taken by Israel in 1967, viewing all Jewish settlement building on the land as illegal.
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