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  7/16/2013, Av 9, 5773

Temple Mount Closed to Jews on Tisha B'Av


Hundreds of Jews who wanted to ascend the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City, including Knesset members Ze'ev Elkin and Shuli Moalem-Refaeli, were informed by police, Tuesday morning, that entrance by Jews to the holy site was prohibited by Jerusalem District Police Commander Yossi Pariente. The Jews were there as part of their observance of the Ninth of Av, the Jewish-calendar anniversary of the destruction of the Temples.

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