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  1/15/2014, Shevat 14, 5774

Knesset Seeks to Fight Mount of Olives Attacks


The Knesset Internal Affairs Committee discussed on Wednesday the issue of maintenance and security on the Mount of Olives. Several Members of Knesset from various parties decried the frequent attacks by Arab agitators who throw rocks and bricks at worshipers and mourners. Attending the meeting were concerned local residents, members of the International Committee for the Preservation of the Mount of Olives, and others. Considered Judaism, oldest cemetery, the Mount of Olives, or Har Hazeitim, is located adjacent to the Old City of Jerusalem and is the burial site of numerous famous Jewish historic figures.