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  4/20/2014, Nissan 20, 5774

MK Regev: Close Temple Mount to Muslims Too


Chairwoman Miri Regev of the Knesset Interior and Environmental Protection Committee said, Sunday, that in case of violence, the police must close the Temple Mount to everyone, not just non-Muslims. Closure of the site following Muslim rioting forced the Likud Beytenu lawmaker to cancel a visit to the holy site to monitor implementation of a government decision to allow Jews to go up to the Temple Mount.

Regev issued a statement saying, "I intend to work for the freedom of religion for all citizens in Israel: Jews, Christians and Muslims. It's unthinkable that only Muslims open and close the Temple Mount according to their wishes. The role of the police is to deal with violence."