Jews Receive Cold Welcome on Temple Mount

Thousands of Jews arrived Thursday morning to the Temple Mount after finishing morning prayer services at the Kotel (Western Wall). Police only allowed one group at a time onto Judaisms holiest site, each compromised of ten individuals. Visitors also underwent a rigorous physical inspection before being granted entrance. A resident of Har Bracha who ascended to the Mount told Arutz Sheva that police forbade Jews from singing outside the compound for fear this would incite Muslim rioting. In addition, he related, a Magen David Adom volunteer visiting the site was stopped at the entrance to the Mount because his jacket featured the organizations symbol – a red Star of David – on its front and back. Once they actually alighted to the Mount, the groups of Jews were greeted by the “Morabiton,” a gang of Muslim women who get paid by Islamist groups to disturb and harass Jews that visit the site. The women did not stop following the Jewish worshippers as they walked around the Temple Mount, chanting in Arabic, and generally creating an unpleasant experience.


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