Please note: the following story was a Purim spoof. Jews, whether dressed up as Arabs or not, are still unable to pray on the Temple Mount.
A group of Temple Mount activists were spotted dressed up as Arabs on Friday in order to be able to enter the compound.
The Jewish activists did not do this in the spirit of Purim, which was celebrated in the capital on Friday. They did it in order to get around a ban on Jewish prayer which was imposed by the police.
Despite a court ruling earlier this week which said that police “must make sure that Jews are able to pray on the Temple Mount”, officers have been restricting Jewish prayer at the compound since Wednesday, telling worshippers that the restrictions are in accordance with a decision by the political leadership following pressure from Jordan.
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