3 Jews arrested for smuggling Israeli flags to Temple Mount
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.”
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