News Brief 10/14/2013, Cheshvan 10, 5774
Temple Mount: Israelis Arrested for Singing National Anthem
Jerusalem police arrested 10 Jews who prayed and sang Israel's national anthem "Hatikva" on the Temple Mount on Monday morning. They had come as part of a group of 30 who were divided by police into smaller groups, as part of a host of restrictions imposed upon Jewish visitors.
Following their arrest police closed the site to non-Muslim visitors.
The Temple Mount is Judaism's holiest site and the location of the two Holy Temples of Jerusalem, the latter of which was destroyed by the Romans in 70CE.