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  5/26/2014, Iyar 26, 5774

Muslim Incitement Against Papal Temple Mount Visit


Despite recent preventative arrests of Muslim youth suspected of intending to cause disorders, thousands of Muslim worshipers are expected to come to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City on Monday to prevent the visit of Pope Francis to the holy site, according to Muslim Internet sites cited by Jewish Temple Mount groups. The Muslim Websites issued calls to protect the Al-Aqsa mosque against what they called a "Christian provocation" against Islam.

Saying the visit could ignite a fire in the explosive and sensitive place, Muslim bodies are calling on the Israeli government to prevent the visit. The Temple Mount and Third Temple groups called on Public Safety Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch to close the Temple Mount to everyone to prevent them from exploiting the holy site for their opinions and goals.

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