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Jews visit the Temple Mount on Israel Independence Day. May 5, 2022

For the first time in nearly two weeks, Jews have been allowed to go up to the Temple Mount on Yom Haatzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day. The Temple Mount is the Jewish people’s holiest site. Police and PM Naftali Bennett closed the Temple Mount to Jews for the last 2 weeks of Ramadan due to Islamic violence.

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A Jewish boy was waved an Israeli flag and was detained. He was subsequently released. Arab sources report that at least 4 Jews were caught waving Israeli flags. All the flags were taken away, and returned to them later.

On unusual visitor today was MK Yom Tov Kalfon, from the Yamina party. His visit is reportedly causing tremendous tension within the Islamic Ra’am party, which opposes the presence of Jews on the Temple Mount, and is a key coalition partner for Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.

Unfortunately, those visits today have been marred by the Jihadists currently occupying the Temple Mount. Jewish visitors were followed, harassed and yelled by the Islamists, including with calls of “with fire and blood we’ll free Al Aqsa”.

The Jewish visitors report seeing a lot of damage on the site, with large and ancient stones newly uprooted.

Stones uprooted by the Islamists on the Temple Mount, May 5, 2022

The Jihadist also initiated violence against the police.

The Jihadists were also desecrating their own mosque.

Yesterday, Hamas threatened Israel, if Jews went up to the Temple Mount. MK Itamar Ben-Gvir taunted them today, when they failed to act on their threats.

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