Jewish, Arab activists issued restraining orders from Temple Mount - report

In light of recent IDF activity in the West Bank, Israel Police is preparing for the High Holy Days by issuing restraining orders to activists.

 THE MUGHRABI Bridge that leads to the Temple Mount compound with the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock seen in the background in Jerusalem’s Old City.  (photo credit: YONATAN SINDEL/FLASH90)
THE MUGHRABI Bridge that leads to the Temple Mount compound with the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock seen in the background in Jerusalem’s Old City.
(photo credit: YONATAN SINDEL/FLASH90)

A number of restraining orders from Temple Mount were issued to Jewish and Arab activists ahead of the High Holy Days, KAN Reshet Bet reported on Tuesday. KAN reporter Suleiman Maswadeh added that the restraining orders were handed out based on concrete intelligence by authorities.

According to the report, this action was taken preemptively ahead of the High Holy Days and possible tensions in the area.

What is the context?

The restraining orders come amid nightly arrest raids, weapon confiscations and clashes across the West Bank involving Palestinians with connections to terrorism by Israeli security forces dubbed Break the Wave

Israel Police initiated preparations for possible anticipated tensions in Jerusalem between Jews and Arabs since terrorist activities have been on the rise recently, including several stabbings and clashes with Israeli security forces. 

Temple Mount is a near-constant point of tension in Jerusalem, and as the High Holy Days approach, tensions are expected to soar, according to KAN.

Jews visit the Temple Mount on Tisha B'Av, 2019 (credit: HAIM KROIZER/JOINT HEADQUARTERS OF TEMPLE MOUNT ORGANIZATIONS)Jews visit the Temple Mount on Tisha B'Av, 2019 (credit: HAIM KROIZER/JOINT HEADQUARTERS OF TEMPLE MOUNT ORGANIZATIONS)

Some east Jerusalem Arabs had recently posted on social media calls to arrive at the Temple Mount during the High Holy Days as an act of defiance against Jewish presence in the area according to KAN.