Jews visiting Temple Mount is not assault on al-Aqsa - analysis

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Jews visiting Temple Mount is not assault on al-Aqsa - analysis
Iran, Turkey, Jordan, as well as Hamas and Ra'am, are trying to whip the Arab street into a frenzy over settlers supposedly "storming al-Aqsa." The only problem: They didn't.
By HERB KEINON
JULY 18, 2021

The record needs to be set straight: A few hundred Jews ascending the Temple Mount on Tisha Be’av, the day commemorating the destruction of the First and Second Temples that stood on that mount, does not constitute “settlers storming al-Aqsa.” It constitutes Jews wanting to visit their holiest site on the fast day dedicated to remembering the Temples that once stood there, and their destruction.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett acted judiciously in allowing Jews to ascend the site Sunday, despite early violence there in an obvious attempt by some Arabs to prevent the Jews from doing so. After meeting with Public Security Minister Omer Bar Lev and police chief Kobi Shabtai, the Prime Minister’s Office issued a statement saying that Bennett’s directives were that “the organized and safe visits by Jews to the Temple Mount [should] continue, while maintaining order at the site.”

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