'I must return to the Temple Mount'

MKs to attempt Temple Mount visit - despite Prime Minister's directive banning them from holy site.

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MK Yehuda Glick
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MKs Yehuda Glick (Likud) and Shuli Mualem (Jewish Home), who together head the Temple Mount lobby in the Knesset, will attempt to ascend the Temple Mount Wednesday morning – despite a directive from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu banning MKs and ministers from visiting the holy site.

The two are expected to arrive this morning at the Moors Gate (Mughrabim Gate), where they will demand they will be allowed to enter the site, owing to their rights as citizens and Knesset immunity.

Glick blasted the decision to bar MKs from the Temple Mount, calling it an infringement on MKs’ individual rights.

“The time has come to put an end to this absurd situation, wherein any citizen or tourist can ascend the Temple Mount, but Knesset Members cannot. For me, visiting the Temple Mount is not simply a basic right or a religious commandment; it is my source of oxygen and the energy I need to continue my personal and public work. This morning, I will go to the entrance of the Temple Mount and demand to be allowed to enter.”

Mualem said the policy of barring MKs ignored the real cause of disturbances on the Mount – Arab incitement.

“It’s obvious to everyone that it is the Palestinian leadership that is responsible for the incitement on the Arab street, not Jewish Knesset Members. The fact that MKs, who represent [Israeli] sovereignty still are prevented from ascending the Mount is symbolic of the continuing loss of Jewish sovereignty there.”