Watch: Jews Receive Cold Welcome on Temple Mount

Jewish worshippers looking to visit Temple Mount after Kotel prayers face Muslim pursuers and uncompromising police.

Uzi Baruch, Cynthia Blank,

Jews on Temple Mount (file)
Jews on Temple Mount (file)
Reuters

Thousands of Jews arrived Thursday morning to the Temple Mount after finishing morning prayer services at the Kotel (Western Wall). 

Police only allowed one group at a time onto Judaism's holiest site, each compromised of ten individuals. Visitors also underwent a rigorous physical inspection before being granted entrance. 

A resident of Har Bracha who ascended to the Mount told Arutz Sheva that police forbade Jews from singing outside the compound for fear this would incite Muslim rioting. 

In addition, he related, a Magen David Adom volunteer visiting the site was stopped at the entrance to the Mount because his jacket featured the organization's symbol - a red Star of David - on its front and back. 

Once they actually alighted to the Mount, the groups of Jews were greeted by the "Morabiton," a gang of Muslim women who get paid by Islamist groups to disturb and harass Jews that visit the site. 

The women did not stop following the Jewish worshippers as they walked around the Temple Mount, chanting in Arabic, and generally creating an unpleasant experience. 

Another video of the incident can be seen here:

Despite it being Judaism's holiest site, Jews are forbidden from praying on the Temple Mount due to threats of violence by Muslim extremists. 

As with today's visits, those Jews who do visit are subjected to harsh restrictions and face arrest if suspected of exercising their freedom of religion - despite numerous court orders demanding police allow Jewish worship on the site.




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