Police close Temple Mount to Jews

By JPOST.COM STAFF
July 29, 2012 10:48

 
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Jerusalem Police closed the Temple Mount to Jewish visitors on Sunday morning in order to prevent "provocations" from religious activists.

Police said the closure was a response to calls from activists to create a "provocation" on the Temple Mount on a religiously sensitive day; Sunday marks both Tisha Ba'av, the Jewish day of mourning for the destruction of the temple, and falls in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Right-wing activists called it "a shame that as the nation of Israel marks the destruction of the temple, entry was banned only for Jews," according to Israel Radio.

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