An Israeli court ruled yesterday that Jewish visitors who often storm Al-Aqsa Mosque without the consent of the Mosque’s administration can chant patriotic slogans as they did not count as religious prayers.
Legal precedent: Jews will be able to call out "UM YISRAEL CHAI" on the Temple Mount.The Jerusalem Magistrate's…
Under the status quo, Israelis are not permitted to enter the site to conduct prayers, but a Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court ruled in favor of right-wing Jewish activist and lawyer Itamar Ben Gvir, who was detained for several hours in 2015 for chanting “The people of Israel will live” in Hebrew.
Attorney Itamar Ben Gvir was arrested on the Temple Mount for saying "Am Yisrael Chai". http://t.co/BQOgJarNrM
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Ben Gvir was touring the compound with a number of other Jews and responded with the slogan to a Muslim woman who told the group “God is great” in Arabic.
“I believe that the time has come for the courts to rule that Jews are allowed to pray on the Temple Mount [Al-Aqsa Mosque], just as Muslims are permitted to pray at the site,” Ben Gvir said. “There can be no wrongful discrimination at the most important site for the people of Israel.”
Israeli settlers regularly storm the Al-Aqsa compound in coordination with Israeli forces, performing rituals and pledging to destroy the mosque, whilst Muslim worshippers are left outside.
🇵🇸#Palestine || #Video || Group of extremist Zionists broke into the yards of Al Aqsa mosque under the protection of occupation forces . . مجموعة من المتطرفين تقتحم المسجد الاقصى المبارك تحت حماية قوات الاحتلال . #DE: DE: Eine Gruppe von extremistischen Zionisten stürmten die Höfe der für Muslime heiligen Al Aqsa Moschee respektlos und wurden dabei von den Streitkräften der israelischen Okkupation begleitet. . 🇹🇷 #TR : #Filistin : Bir grup aşırılıkçı siyonist işgalci güçlerin koruması altında Mescid-i Aksa'ya baskın düzenledi !
Extreme settler groups have repeatedly called for increasing raids of the holy site, especially on significant Jewish holidays.
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