Right-wing politicians clash over Temple Mount closure

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Right-wing politicians clash over Temple Mount closure
Religious Zionist Party MKs Bezalel Smotrich and Itamar Ben-Gvir accused Bennett of surrendering to terror. Religious Services Minister Matan Kahana defended Bennett's decision.
By GIL HOFFMAN
Published: APRIL 20, 2022

Politicians from parties on the Right sparred on Twitter on Wednesday over Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's decision to close the Temple Mount to Jews at the end of Ramadan. Bennett's associates said the same decision has been made every year, including repeatedly by Netanyahu when he was prime minister. Religious Zionist Party MKs Bezalel Smotrich and Itamar Ben-Gvir accused Bennett of surrendering to terror. Religious Services Minister Matan Kahana defended Bennett's decision.

"Ben-Gvir and Smotrich, why are you blabbering to no end," Kahana wrote, "You have a golden opportunity to declare that when you are back in the coalition, the Temple Mount will be open to Jews all the time, 365 days a year, 24 hours a day." Kahana said that if they were unwilling to make such a commitment, they should remain silent and let the prime minister handle the situation responsibly.

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