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The Islamic Jihad terror organization calls for ‘escalation of the conflict’ following Temple Mount clashes
Chief Rabbi Yosef: Jewish visitation to Temple Mount is forbidden, ban should be in force year round.
Police initially closed the site to non-Muslims before opening it for short periods later in the day, enabling a record 1,700 Jews to visit.
Israeli police clashed with Muslim worshipers on the Temple Mount, local media report. The confrontation erupted after Muslim and Jewish holidays coincided on Sunday, resulting in a heated conflict over admittance rights.
Decision comes as Al-Aqsa Mosque shut, security forces use stun grenades to disperse Muslim visitors to site after riots erupt; Jewish day of mourning for destruction of biblical temples coincides with Muslim festival of Eid al Adha
Arab states call for international intervention to put an end to ‘Israeli violations’ at holy site