News Brief 9/8/2013, Tishrei 4, 5774
Kotel Rabbi’s Horror at Temple Mount Riots
The world should condemn the Temple Mount riots that took place on Rosh Hashanah, says Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovich, Rabbi of the Kotel (Western Wall).
Several hundred Muslim youth rioted following Friday prayers. The riots ended only when police stormed the compound and arrested 15 people.
While the riot was confined to the Temple Mount itself, the rioters clearly meant to drive Jews away from the Kotel, which is adjacent, Rabbi Rabinovich accused. “Their goal was to hurt the Jews who came to pray at the Western Wall on Rosh Hashanah,” he said.