Daily Israel Report

150,000 Arabs - But Not One Jew

Close to 150,000 Arabs visited the Temple Mount today for the first week of Ramadan-month prayers. A Jewish man wearing an Arab headdress (kefiye) was arrested at the entrance to the Temple Mount; he said he was a Moslem who wished to pray there.
First Publish: 11/8/2002, 2:27 PM

Close to 150,000 Arabs visited the Temple Mount today for the first week of Ramadan-month prayers. Some 2,000 police officers were on hand to ensure public order, and in fact no incidents were reported. A Jewish man wearing an Arab headdress (kefiye) was arrested at the entrance to the Temple Mount; he said he was a Moslem who wished to pray there. The man is known for his previous attempts to pray on the Mount. The Temple Mount, the holiest Jewish site in the world, has been closed to Jewish worship for over two years.