PMO: court ruling on Temple Mount prayer doesn't change status quo

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PMO: court ruling on Temple Mount prayer doesn't change status quo
The PMO issued a statement after the magistrate's court on Sunday rejected a criminal case against three Jewish minors arrested for praying on the Temple Mount.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Published: MAY 23, 2022

The state plans to appeal a Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court ruling on Sunday regarding Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount which reignited accusations that Israel violated the status-quo agreement that permits only Muslim worship at the holy site. The Prime Minister’s Office immediately denied that any change had taken place to the status quo. “There is no change, nor is any change planned, on the status quo of the Temple Mount,” it said.

The PMO issued a statement after the magistrate’s court on Sunday rejected a criminal case against three Jewish minors arrested for praying on the Temple Mount, known to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif – the Noble Sanctuary.

“The magistrate court’s decision is focused exclusively on the matter of conduct of the minors brought before it and does not include a broader determination regarding the freedom of worship on the Temple Mount,” the Prime Minister’s Office said, adding, “With regard to the specific criminal case in question, the government was informed that the state will file an appeal to the district court.”

more............. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/article-707425
 
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