On Wednesday, for the first time in a year, Deputy Speaker of the Knesset, Moshe Feiglin was allowed to go up to the Temple Mount and pray, after having been forbidden to go up to the holy site by Prime Minister Netanyahu a year ago.
The visit was done under heavy police guard.
The Waqf and Arabs on the Jewish holy site did not cause any disruptions or violence, for a change.
Moshe Feiglin said, “I see my ascension to the Temple Mount as the first step towards returning full Israeli sovereignty to the Temple Mount. The Israeli police proved that when they receive the correct orders they are able to properly fulfill them.”
Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein helped mediate with the police to make Feiglin’s visit possible.
This coming Tuesday, the Knesset will be discussing the issue of Israeli sovereignty on the Temple Mount.
Feiglin hopes that the Knesset will send a clear message that Jews should be allowed to go up the Temple from any gate.
Jews are currently banned from praying on the Temple Mount, when they are allowed to even go up.
The police also routinely harass and arrest religious Jews who go up to the Temple Mount.
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