Media personality Avri Gil'ad suggested, Sunday, that the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City be closed on a long term basis. Responding on his Israel Defense Forces Radio program to recent videos of hareidi Jews verbally abused on the holy site, he said, "It's impossible to ignore; many Arab women, screaming as is their way, surrounding them with cries of 'Allah Hu Akbar' (Allah is greater) and essentially the police are helpless and take them [the Jews] down from there."
Gil'ad posited, "Maybe the mount should be closed for a month or two, a year, five, ten, ...to all [of them], to all [of them]...." Referring to the effectiveness of limiting the Muslim presence to women and middle-aged men on days when thousands would pray on the Temple Mount and to the Waqf Muslim Authority on the Temple Mount, he concluded, "The Muslims are completely confused and this must be stopped. They won't go up and won't enter, not from the age of 40 and not from the age of 50. It will be empty as something to be preserved until the next generation."