The Temple Mount was opened today to Jews for only one hour. Pilgrims were admitted to a confined area, and immediately removed immediately afterward.
Many Jews who came to the Temple Mount for Hoshana Raba were disappointed when turned away by police. This morning (Wednesday), Muslims rioted and threw stones at police, forcing them to remove the Jewish worshipers from the site. (Hoshana Raba is on the seventh day of the Sukkot festival. Divine judgement on Rosh Hashana, is sealed on Yom Kippur, but is delivered at the end of Sukkot)
The Temple organizations reported this morning (Wednesday) that last night (Tuesday), after police had denied access to hundreds of Jews to the Temple Mount, District Police Commander Avi Biton announced that today the police would manage things better and allow Jews access. According to the Temple organizations, this was leaked to the Muslims, who attempted to sleep at the Temple Mount in order to impede Jewish presence and worship.