Temple Mount closed to non-Muslims for holiday

December 30, 2006 20:57

The Temple Mount will be closed to Jewish and Christian visitors for the next three days due to a Muslim holiday, police said Saturday. The Jerusalem holy site is routinely closed to non-Muslims during the Eid al-Adha holiday, which began Saturday, Jerusalem police spokesman Shmuel Ben-Ruby said. The ancient compound will be reopened to Jews and Christians on Tuesday. Separately, Jerusalem police arrested four Arab teens and a Wakf official on the Temple Mount Saturday for allegedly hanging two large pictures of Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh and Palestinian flags on the El Aksa Mosque.

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