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  7/31/2013, Av 24, 5773

Temple Mount Closed for Jewish Residents on Wednesday


The Temple Mount was closed to Jewish worshipers on Wednesday. This is the third consecutive day the site has been closed to non-Muslims. The Temple Mount, located above the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem, is the holiest site in Judaism. It is currently the home of the Al Aksa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock, which are under the auspices of the Muslim Waqf. The Israeli police often announce a closure due to concerns over possible threats to disturbing the peace.