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  4/14/2014, Nissan 14, 5774

Temple Mount Groups: Police Have Lost Control to Hamas


A joint task force of proponents of a Jewish presence on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City reported, Monday morning, that the ban on visits to the site by Jews and other non-Muslims was preceded by dozens of Hamas activists taking over site. The Temple Mount was closed on Sunday due to Muslim rioting.

Criticizing the police for closing the area instead of removing the Hamas members, they called on the police commander to quit, explaining, "Time after time the police abandon the Temple Mount to hostile hands, especially on festivals and Israeli holidays. Then those commanders come to the Knesset and the Interior Committee, and say that the Temple Mount was open."

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