Israel installs security cameras as Jerusalem tensions build

Media reports citing security sources say one Jordanian was killed and one Israeli seriously injured.

Israeli authorities are believed to be evacuating embassy staff.

The heavily protected embassy is located in the Rabiyeh neighbourhood, an affluent part of Amman.

Israeli authorities are not commenting on the incident and have imposed reporting restrictions.

On Friday, thousands of Jordanians protested in Amman against Israel over the installation of metal detectors at a site sacred to both Muslims and Jews in East Jerusalem.

Jordan, which occupied East Jerusalem from 1949 to 1967, is the custodian of the site, which is known to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif and Jews as the Temple Mount.

Tensions between Israelis and Palestinians over the site have surged in recent days in response to the metal detectors, which were put in place following the killing of two Israeli policemen.

Key developments:

– Israel installed security cameras near the entrance to Old City of Jerusalem holy site early Sunday morning.
– New decisions about security measures in the Old City could be made at a Sunday night Israeli security cabinet meeting.
– Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas suspended contact, including security coordination, between the Palestinian Authority and Israel.

International community urges restraint

The United Nations Security Council called a meeting for Monday to discuss the latest development in the region. The Middle East Quartet, consisting of the US, Russia, the UN, and EU, issued a statement on Saturday calling on all sides “to demonstrate maximum restraint, refrain from provocative actions and work towards de-escalating the situation.”

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