On Sunday morning, a group of Jews touring on the Temple Mount were attacked by a Muslim stone-thrower from the direction of the mosques.
One of the men was lightly injured in the leg, but did not require evacuation for medical treatment.
The group’s visit then continued as planned.
In response to the stoning attack, the police, following the Jerusalem District Commander new instructions, and as part of their operational procedures to locate the suspects and presumably increase deterrence, closed the entrance to the Temple Mount to Muslim worshipers.
In the past, following Islamic attacks on the Temple Mount, the Jewish visitors are usually rushed off the Temple Mount, and often enough, no further Jewish visits are allowed for the day.
This represents a very interesting change in policy.