Israel has begun dismantling metal detectors it installed at the gates of at Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem city.

Decision in this regard was taken in cabinet meeting chaired by prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The removal is meant to defuse escalating tensions between Israel and the Muslim world.

Meanwhile, An Israeli security Cabinet minister, Yoav Galant, said the decision to remove metal detectors from the Al- Aqsa mosque corrected the mistake of placing them there in the first place.

He told Israel's Army Radio today that the removal marks a fixing of a previous mistake.

Yoav Galant was the lone Cabinet member to vote against the original decision to upgrade security measures at the site.

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