Daily Israel Report

Feiglin Ascends Temple Mount to Pray for His Son

Moshe Feiglin ascends the Temple Mount to pray for his son, who was seriously injured this week.
By Maayana Miskin
First Publish: 7/1/2010, 10:56 PM / Last Update: 7/2/2010, 8:52 AM

Yoni Kempinski

Moshe Feiglin ascended the Temple Mount on Thursday to pray for his son David Yosef, who was seriously injured in a car accident on Monday. David Yosef, 16, was hurt while returning home from a volunteer shift at the Alfei Menashe fire station.

The public has been asked to pray for David Yosef ben [son of] Faige Perel.

Moshe Feiglin is the head of the Manhigut Yehudit (Jewish Leadership) faction within the Likud party. The nationalist Manhigut Yehudit works to influence the Likud from within.

Jews were banned from the Temple Mount earlier this year due to Muslim riots, but have been allowed to ascend to the site this week. Dozens of worshippers ascended the mount on Tuesday, which was a fast day, The Seventeenth of Tammuz,  to commemorate the breaching of the walls of Jerusalem that culminated in the destruction of the Temple three weeks later on the Ninth of Av.

Groups were allowed to enter the Temple Mount area on Wednesday as well. Jews from Kiryat Arba and Hevron joined a group that ascends the mount weekly on Wednesday morning.