Trump’s envoy heading to Israel to defuse Jerusalem tensions

Jerusalem (IINA) � US President Donald Trump’s Adviser Jason Greenblatt will arrive Monday in Israel in an attempt “to support efforts to reduce tensions in the region,” said a senior Trump administration official.

President Trump and his administration are closely following unfolding events in the region,” the official said. We are engaged in discussions with the relevant parties and are committed to finding a resolution to the ongoing security issues.

The Israeli decision to install metal detector gates at Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City triggered widespread protests throughout the occupied territories, with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announcing Friday that his government would freeze contact on all levels with Israel until the metal detectors were removed.

Source: International Islamic News Agency