Archive: 7/17/2013
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  7/17/2013, Av 10, 5773

Minister: Police Responsible for Temple Mount Closure


Public Security Minister MK Yitzhak Aharonovitch responded to a stormy Knesset session in which Members of Knesset demanded to know why the Temple Mount was closed to Jewish residents on Tisha B'Av. Minister Aharonovitch responded by stating the responsibility for such closures rested in the hands of the police district commander and not in the upper echelons of the Public Security Ministry. Hundreds were turned away Tuesday morning including an MK and a deputy minister seeking to ascend to the holy site on the national day of mourning.