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Jerusalem - Israel’s Supreme Court Rejects Appeal To Open Temple Mount To Jews On Jerusalem Day

Published on: May 16, 2019 09:55 AM
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Muslims seen at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in Jerusalem's Old City, on their way to pray on the second day of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan. Jun 30 2014. Photo by Sliman Khader/FLASH90Muslims seen at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in Jerusalem's Old City, on their way to pray on the second day of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan. Jun 30 2014. Photo by Sliman Khader/FLASH90

Jerusalem - Israel’s Supreme Court rejected an appeal against closing the Temple Mount to Jewish visitors on Jerusalem Day.

The court announced on Thursday its decision to reject the appeal by Jewish Temple Mount activists, the Kan national broadcaster reported.

Earlier in the week, the Israel Police announced that the site holiest to Jews would be closed to Jews and tourists “for reasons of public safety and public order” on Jerusalem Day.

The site is closed every year on the last days of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which this year falls out at the same time as Jerusalem Day, which is on June 1.

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It reportedly will be the first time that Temple Mount will be closed on the day marking the reunification of Jerusalem under Israeli control in 30 years. The last time it closed also coincided with Ramadan.

The Temple Mount, known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and the location of the Al-Aqsa mosque, is the third holiest site in Islam and is believed to be the site where the prophet Muhammad was transported from Mecca before ascending to heaven.

Jews are allowed to visit the site at certain times of the day and week, but are not allowed to pray or display Jewish symbols. Thousands visited the Temple Mount for Jerusalem Day last year.

Haaretz reported that the police also may limit the route of and the number of participants in the annual flag march on Jerusalem Day in which tens of thousands of religious Zionist teens march through the Old City, including the Muslim Quarter, in an event that has frequently caused tension between Jews and Arabs.



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 May 16, 2019 at 10:57 AM stamnamefortrump Says:

Israel is an apartheid state against Jews. Only Jewish citizens are told they can't go places not Arab citizens

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 May 16, 2019 at 11:12 AM Anonymous Says:

Lets say a few lives saved.
These sickos have no regard to human life and wld get hell there so maybe its a good thing from a practical perspective too besides Jewish law that forbids ascending the mount which they have no regard to at all. Sad situation!!

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 May 16, 2019 at 02:23 PM triumphinwhitehouse Says:

weak, ghetto mentality Jews, the ARABS are the winners. may we see REAL Jews not these weak so called Jews control Israel. I still cannot forget marching through the old city and yelling mohammed was a pedophile on yom yerushalayim in Arabic. May we see the day that a solution to the arab problem is implemented.

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 May 16, 2019 at 03:34 PM Feh Says:

Reply to #1  
stamnamefortrump Says:

Israel is an apartheid state against Jews. Only Jewish citizens are told they can't go places not Arab citizens

Yup. It’s nauseating when people are so self hating and so liberal, they favor the enemy over their own,

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