Temple Mount closed following Jewish-Muslim altercation

By MELANIE LIDMAN
March 6, 2013 13:06

 
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Jerusalem police closed the Temple Mount to visitors on Wednesday morning after an altercation between a group of Jewish visitors and a group of Muslim women.

According to police, the Muslim women surrounded the Jewish women, yelling and chanting at them. As police moved to disperse the Muslim women, an even larger group of worshipers gathered and began to demonstrate against the police action.

As a result of the tense situation, police closed the area to visitors around 11 AM. On Monday morning, Jerusalem police removed MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud Beytenu) from the Temple Mount after the politician demanded entry to the Dome of the Rock, saying he was exercising his rights as a Knesset member.

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