The High Court of Justice ruled Monday that members of the fringe Temple Mount Faithful can enter the Temple Mount on Thursday during a Jewish fast day, but barred the group's leader from even approaching the Jerusalem holy site, police and the group said.
The decision was handed down following a petition
filed by the ultra-nationalist group leader Gershon Solomon against police who wanted to ban their entry altogether on a Tisha Be'Av.
In years past, the super-sensitive site has been
repeatedly closed down to non-Muslim visitors on
Tisha Be'av, including, most recently, just last
year, due to concern over the outbreak of violence
there on what was the eve of Israel's pullout from