The Latest: Palestinians cheer after Israel removes devices
The Latest on the escalation in Israel and the Palestinian territories over a contested Jerusalem holy site (all times local): 3:45 a.m. Israel has removed railings and an overhead metal bridge it had recently installed near a contested Jerusalem holy site, meeting a demand by Muslim protesters. Palestine TV showed thousands of Palestinians celebrating in the streets early Thursday. They danced, chanted "God is Great" and set off fireworks. Israel had installed metal detectors, the railings and more security cameras after a July 14 shooting attack from the shrine by Arab gunmen who killed two Israeli policemen.