Sunday, July 22, 2018

Fast Of Tisha B'Av: Jews Ascend To Temple Mount

Over 1,000 Jews ascend Temple Mount

1,008 Jews arrived today, Sunday, to the Temple Mount on the occasion of the fast of Tisha B'Av, marking the mourning for the destruction of the First and Second Temples.

Most of the visitors to the Temple Mount completed their visits without any incident, but nine were detained by police, some for bowing on the mount.

These were removed from the Temple Mount and detained at the Beit Eliyahu police station. All were released after the delay, with the exception of three detainees, who are receiving assistance from attorney Moshe Polski of the Honenu legal organization.
The Temple Mount will open for Jews for another hour, between 1:30 and 2:30 pm.

An Arab boy was arrested on the Temple Mount after waving a Palestinian flag and shouting slogans against Jews.

Among the visitors to the mount were activists from the "Students for the Temple Mount" organization who came with sandbags in order, they said, to "start building instead of crying.” Three activists with helmets and construction equipment were detained, while two more activists and the chairman of the organization advanced to the entrance to the Temple Mount with their helmets.

A violent quarrel broke out in the marketplace located in the Muslim Quarter, between Jewish worshipers who were on their way to the Western Wall plaza and Arab residents of the Old City. Police who arrived at the scene separated the parties.

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