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Israel had agreed that Piñera could go up to the Temple Mount, known to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif - but presumed he would do so, as is customary, together with Wakf officials.
The police has contradicted the state's reported comments specifying that “the Waqf has installed a loudspeaker for the muezzin and inserted prayer mats into the compound.”
23-year-old Canadian-Jewish women presents the Herut Canada flag on top of Temple Mount, sparking outrage of al-Quds channel.
Turning historical and holy sites of other religions into mosques does not erase history; it only confirms Muslim bigotry and intolerance.
By MOSHE DANN
A second suspect was also arrested, the police said.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Jordan lodges formal complaint over arrest of Waqf heads.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
The two senior Waqf officials were arrested following Friday's events on the Temple Mount, when thousands of Palestinians stormed the Golden Gate site that has been closed by a court order.
Last week, a group of Muslim worshipers removed an iron gate installed by the police to keep the area closed.
Scuffles over access to an area on the Temple Mount located by the Golden Gate/Gate of Mercy near the Temple Mount resulted in several arrests. Now extremists have called for riots this Friday.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF,YASSIR OKBI,ALON HACHMON
The Palestinians entered the site, also known as the Gate of Mercy, despite reports that Israel and Jordan had reached understandings to end the crisis over the area.
Palestinians trying to trigger a crisis between Israel and Jordan
By JPOST.COM STAFF
The Jerusalem Police detained five east Jerusalem Arabs who tried to enter the premises of the Golden Gate, which has been closed by a court order.
The Palestinians and the Jordanians have set up a joint council for the administration of the Temple Mount and holy sites in Jerusalem.
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