Fearing Muslim Violence, Police Bar entry to Temple Mount For Non-Muslims
Jerusalem Police on Sunday again barred entry to the Temple Mount to all non-Muslims, citing the latest case of potential anti-Jewish incitement, according to Israel Radio.
The announcement came after Moshe Feiglin, head of the Manhigut Yehudit (Jewish Leadership) faction in the Likud party, said that he intended to go up to the Temple Mount on Sunday, something he claims to have done on the 19th of every Jewish month for the past 10 years.
According to the Israel Radio report, police said they will not allow any religious representative to use the Temple Mount or Western Wall for political means. The Temple Mount is one of Jerusalem’s most sensitive sites and has often been a flashpoint for Arab voilence against Jews. The 2001 visit to the Temple Mount by then MK Ariel Sharon is credited with being one of the main catalysts of the Second Intifada.