3 Jews arrested for smuggling Israeli flags to Temple Mount

January 28, 2014 21:32

Jerusalem police on Tuesday arrested three nationalistic Jewish men in their 20s who attempted to smuggle Israeli flags to the Temple Mount.

According to a police spokesperson, the men attempted to conceal the flags in their backpacks and planned to wave them upon ascending to the top of the holy site.

Deeming the attempt a “clear provocation,” the official said the men were arrested to avert violence. Although the Supreme Court has upheld Jewish prayer rights at the site – which is overseen by the Wakf Muslim religious trust – the court allows police to prevent any form of worship there if they believe such activities will incite a “disturbance to the public order.”

Related Content

Breaking news
April 21, 2018
France's Le Maire: EU needs 'full' exemption from U.S. tariffs


Israel Weather
  • 16 - 25
    Beer Sheva
    16 - 22
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 13 - 21
    17 - 21
  • 22 - 35
    18 - 28