Likud MK Moshe Feiglin was prevented access to Temple Mount on Monday after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu reportedly prohibited his entrance to the holy site.

"Several minutes ago I received a phone call from Commander Moshe Bareket who informed me that due to a direct order of the prime minister, I will not be allowed entrance to the [Temple] Mount tomorrow," Feiglin wrote on his Facebook page on Sunday.

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"The prime minister has no legal authority to give such an order, as it contradicts three Basic Laws," Feiglin wrote.


Feiglin noted the Basic Law: Human Dignity and Liberty (1992) that grants any person the freedom of movement, Basic Law: The Knesset (1958) that give immunity to any MK, and Basic Law: Jerusalem, the Capital of Israel (1980) that grants any person the freedom of access to holy sites.

In March, Feiglin wrote to Police Commissioner Insp.-Gen. Yohanan Danino complaining that a police officer prevented his access to the Temple Mount because the place is under Muslim rule. The commissioner wrote back saying any entrance of non-Muslims to the site needs to be coordinated with the Waqf.