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Temple Mount: Jew detained on Jerusalem Day for answering “Amen”

Sunday, June 5, 2016, 9:43 On the morning of Jerusalem Day (today), a Jew who ascended the Temple Mount in honor of the day was detained after he answered “Amen” to Rabbi Yisrael Ariel’s holiday greeting to Israel. Rabbi Ariel, the head of The Temple Institute, served as a paratrooper and took part in the liberation of the Temple Mount during the Six Day War. The detainee was released after a short time, however the policemen warned him that he is forbidden to ascend the Temple Mount until a hearing is held at which he agrees to obey the strict rules applicable only to Jews visiting the site. The staff of Honenu, who are assisting the detainee with legal counsel, stated that, “It is a dismal situation that this is the status of the Temple Mount 49 years after the liberation of Jerusalem from the hands of the Jordanians. The rights of Jews are being systematically trampled while Muslim rioters and Waqf personnel do whatever they please on the Temple Mount.” In April 2016 a Jew was detained on the Temple Mount for giving commentary on a verse from the Book of Psalms. Please see here for additional, but not all, cases in which Honenu attorneys represented Jews detained on or near the Temple Mount. A list of links is provided.

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