Israel and Jordan have agreed to measures that will ease conflict in Jerusalem, where clashes between Israelis and Palestinians have increased in the past few weeks, United States Secretary of State John Kerry said at a press conference in Amman on Saturday. The violence has, in particular, centred around a site holy to both Jews and Muslims, known as the Temple Mount or Haram al-Sharif. Israel has said it will provide 24-hour surveillance there, a suggestion made by Jordan’s King Abdullah II.

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement saying the country is committed to maintaining peace at the site, and that they had “no intention to divide the Temple Mount, and completely reject any attempt to suggest otherwise.” However, Palestinians said they were not convinced by the measures as there were already several security cameras in the walled Old City, but that had done nothing to prevent the skirmishes, but instead were used to spy on residents.